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Elvis Presley's Graceland Estate, Memphis, TN

Take an intimate look at the life and times of Elvis Presley. You’re journey will begin as you cruise down Elvis Boulevard toward the 14-acre Graceland Estate, part of our Memphis bus tour.

 

History of the Graceland Estate

Opened to fans in 1982, Graceland Mansion and Grounds tell the classic American success story of Elvis Presley, a man who rose from poverty and made history due to his seductive voice and signature moves. 

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What You’ll See at the Graceland Estate

Take a self-guided Graceland Platinum Tour and discover the life and times of the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll. See where Elvis lived and relaxed and admire some of his most prized possessions during your two and a half hour tour of one of America’s leading tourist destinations.

 

Graceland Mansion and Grounds

Delight in eight unique rooms in the Graceland Mansion decorated by the King himself. Rooms have been preserved to reflect the days the Presley family lived in the Graceland Mansion.

 

The Entryway

The presence of the King is felt from the moment you enter the mansion. Elvis’ personality and unique taste is reflected in the magnificent staircase and breathtaking chandelier that hangs from the ceiling in the entryway.

 

The Living Room and Music Room

As you move into the foyer, the living room and the music room can be found to your right. A 15 ft long, white custom sofa sits in the living room and compliments the gold, blue and white decorations throughout. Musicians will envy the sleek, black baby grand piano displayed in the music room.

 

The Dining Room

To the left of the foyer is the Kitchen. Once the room where the Presley’s held dinner parties and entertained their guests with poker games, the dining room’s ceiling is an impressive nine feet high. Each year, the main Graceland Christmas tree can be found and admired in the mansion’s dining room. Other significant pieces include a large china cabinet that holds the Presley silver and an exquisite crystal chandelier that hangs from the ceiling.

 

Kitchen

Follow the hallway to the kitchen where Elvis Presley’s meals were once cooked. The room is decorated with wood paneled cabinets, a kitchen bar and stained glass lights that hang from the ceiling. Opened to the public in 1995, original appliances and dishes used by the king himself complete the kitchen.

 

Presley’s Grocery List

During his time in the Graceland mansion, Presley regularly made lists outlining items that should be in the kitchen at all times. Some of the items included: peanut butter, fudge cookies, ingredients for meatloaf and sauce, hamburger buns, pickles, shredded coconut and three packs each of Juicy Fruit, Spearmint and Double Mint gum.

 

The Jungle Room

From the custom stone waterfall to the green shaggy rugs on both the floors and ceiling, the Jungle Room was one of Elvis’ themed rooms. Look for the red and green phones that sit on the carved wood table used by Presley himself.

 

The TV Room

Head downstairs to see where the King unwound after a busy days work.  The TV room is equipped with a bright yellow bar, several televisions, a jukebox with over 100 singles and a large sofa covered in pillows.

 

The Pool Room

This unique room’s main feature is the pool table that is situated in the center of the room with a stained glass light that hangs from overhead. Red leather chairs sit throughout the room and unique fabric lines the walls and ceilings.

 

Vernon Presley’s Office

Venture out of the mansion and into Vernon Presley’s office. Here you can see where Vernon Presley handled all of the business aspects of Elvis’ career.

 

The Trophy Room

Delight in the success of the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll. The impressive 80 foot long trophy room displays some of the King’s gold and platinum records, costumes, magazines, guitars, movie scripts, belt buckles and many other treasured items that once belonged to Elvis. 

 

The Racquetball Building

Built by Presley in 1975, the 2,200 sq foot Racquetball Building was once a popular hangout among the Presley family and their friends.  Brown leather furniture, a stereo system and a piano can be found throughout.

 

The Meditation Garden

Pay your respects to the King in the Meditation Garden where Elvis Presley is buried with his mother, father and grandmother. Curved brick walls surround the garden and stained glass windows, shrubs, flowers and a pond with a fountain complete the garden.

 

Elvis’ Custom Airplanes

After a tour of the mansion, guests can explore Elvis’ custom jets. Head back to the days of Elvis’ stardom. The tour begins in a mock airport terminal. Learn about the history of airplanes and explore Elvis Presley’s private jets the Hounddog II and the Lisa Maria, his more famous jet named after his daughter.

 

Elvis’ Automobile Museum

From his 1955 pink Cadillac to the Elvis NASCAR that was driven by Rusty Wallace, the Elvis’ Automobile Museum is home to 22 vehicles that the King drove or rode in.

 

Elvis: Live From Vegas

Experience the excitement and energy of Elvis’ days in Las Vegas. The Elvis: Live From Vegas exhibit allows you to explore Las Vegas through the eyes of Elvis Presley. See some of the first jumpsuits worn by Elvis in the 70s and part of the 30 foot marquee made to stand outside the New Frontier Hotel in 1957.

 

Elvis’ Hawaii: Concerts, Movies and More! Exhibit

Discover where Elvis’ love for Hawaii came from and celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Aloha from Hawaii”.  Video footage from films like, “Blue Hawaii” and “Paradise, Hawaiian-style”, Elvis’ American Eagle jumpsuit and footage from Elvis’ first Hawaiian concert can be seen at this exhibit.   

 

68’ Special Exhibit

From the outfits worn by Elvis during the television program to significant historical events occurring in the U.S. during the time, explore the historical television event, “68’ Special” through videos, photos and artifacts.

Elvis’ Tupelo

Explore Elvis’ Tupelo. This interactive exhibit allows you wonder the streets of the city Elvis first called his home. Scroll through unique photos, videos and other memorabilia that reflect Elvis’ childhood days in Tupelo, Mississippi. 

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