Any true Elvis Presley fan has either been to the Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee or plans to sometime in the future. Elvis Presley is a legend the King of Rock and Roll. He is who made Rock and Roll what it is today.
Graceland Mansion was turned into a museum after Elvis’ death. Priscilla decided to open the Mansion up to the public to help offset the cost of the many bills of the Graceland Mansion. And also provide a place for Elvis’ many fans to get a glimpse of the life Elvis lived.
Just outside the ticket office is a shuttle to take guests across Elvis Presley Boulevard to enter Elvis’ fourteen-acre estate. With the new digital audio guide featuring the voices of Elvis and Lisa Marie Presley, guests enjoy a terrifically produced audio guide presentation and even more information on specific exhibits and items of interest.
The tour of the Graceland Mansion consists of the living room, music room, Elvis’ parent’s bedroom, kitchen, dining room, TV room, pool room and the Jungle den in the main house. Behind the house you can see Elvis’ racquetball building and his original business office.
They have recently opened a section of the Mansion previously closed to the public. The tour now includes never seen before items such as an extensive collection of his stage costumes.
During the tour you can also see Elvis’ trophy building which has his enormous collection of gold records and awards along with a huge display of career mementos, jewelry, photographs and a lot more.
The tour ends with a quiet visit to the Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. A shuttle returns guests to the Plaza. The tour lasts approximately 60-90 minutes.
Admission is 22$ for adults, $19.80 for Seniors 62 and over, $7 for children aged 7-12 and children 6 and under are free.
Located at the South end of the Plaza is a green Cadillac convertible which marks the entrance. Guests walk down a landscaped tree lined highway past colorful exhibits of vehicles owned and enjoyed by Elvis Presley. Included is his famous 1955 pink Cadillac, 1956 purple Cadillac convertible, 1973 Stutz Blackhawk and much more. The tour is self guided and self paced. Admissions is $8 for adults, $7.20 for seniors 62 and over, $4 for children 7-12 and children 6 and under are free.
Located at the North End of the Plaza is a recreation of an airport terminal with a video on the history of planes. Guests will stop outside and take a look at the small Hound Dog 2 Lockheed Jet Star Plane. And then walk about the large customized Lisa Marie Jet which Elvis named after his daughter. This tour is $7 for adults, $6.30 for seniors aged 62 and over, $3.50 for children 7-12 and free for children 6 and under.
There is all this and much more to see at Graceland. Graceland hours of operation are seven days a week year round. However the mansion tour is closed on Tuesdays from November to February while other attractions remain open. All attractions are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Are you planning a wedding? What could be more romantic or unforgettable for an Elvis fan then to be married at Graceland?
Nestled in the woods adjacent to Elvis Presley’s beloved home Graceland is a quaint Chapel. It is a perfect setting for a wedding to remember. Whether it’s an intimate event with just the bride and groom or a wedding with up to fifty family and friends Graceland’s Chapel in the woods offers all the services of march larger Chapels.
For the brides comfort the Chapel offers a private dressing room complete with all things you’ll need to prepare for the wedding. The dressing room is just a short walk to the main entrance of the chapel.
There are also restaurants in the Graceland Plaza. Near the Automobile Museum is the Chrome Grill where you can enjoy Southern Style plate lunches and world famous Memphis Barbeque in an automobile themed atmosphere.
Near the ticket office is Rockabilly Diner which has the feel of a fifties diner and features a menu of cheeseburgers, hotdogs, pizza, fries and other delicious foods.
If you would like to spend the night in Memphis you can check in at Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel it is a fashionable hotel that takes its cues from the hospitality and personal style the King of Rock and Roll was known for.
Rooms start at $99 and go up to $500 for themed rooms. You can call 1-877-777-0606 for more information and reservations.
As you can see visiting Graceland Mansion is a unique experience into the life of the Legendary King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley. Even if you are not an Elvis Presley fan I am sure you will enjoy visiting Elvis’ home in Graceland and the many other attractions.