This place was home to the evergreen singer, Elvis Presley. It was in the initial stage of the singer’s career that he bought a lovely house at Audubon Drive. As his fame started touching heights, the craze of fans outside his apartment started increasing and this started disturbing the neighbors. As a result of this the singer realized that a new home was much needed. The house of Graceland was a grand gift from Elvis to his parents. The house was later declared as a NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK in 2006.
The house is situated in beautiful surroundings in a typical Colonial Style. The location on the top of the hill hidden amongst bushes and groves makes it picturesque. The house is divided into parts including 23 rooms and bathrooms-
- First Floor: This floor consists of a vast living area, the bedroom of Elvis’ parents, a music section, a dining room and a kitchen. The theme is ‘white’ and the style is completely classical. The soothing color of the furniture and the wall complement the black baby grand piano very well. The stained glass panes with the painting of peacocks are the most attractive part here. The dining room and kitchen have black marble flooring and is still stocked with products that were a must for the singer. There is also the Jungle Garden, that was the singers own creation. It has an inbuilt waterfall that was later made into a recording studio. It is presently a trophy room with the history of all the achievements of Presley on the walls.
- Second Floor: This consists of the bedroom of Elvis and his wife Priscilla and the bedroom of his daughter Lisa. The floor is not open to public as a mark of respect to the family and mostly because of the bathroom that was the site of the singer’s death.
- Basement: This was the entertainment den of the family with pool tables and home theaters. The quirky design and decor is what grabs eyeballs here.
- The Estate: This is the surrounding area of the house which was modified later. The most attractive part here is the gate that is in the design of a sheet music with green musical notes. The lawn also has a sitting area and a large piano where the singer is said to have composed most of his last works.
- There is also an automobile museum of the singer and a private aero plane named after his daughter on display.
- Other VIP ticket combos are available.
- Free entry for children under 6 years.
- The timings of entry and closure changes throughout the year.
- Tour starts 30 minutes after the ticket counter opens. The last tour is an hour before it closes.
- Bus numbers 42 and 46 till Elvis Presley @ Old Hickory
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95% of people who visit Memphis include Graceland in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
86.44% of people start their Graceland visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Graceland
81.58% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Graceland
I'd love to give this a higher rating. The items on display were cool. The audio video tablet tour is nice as not one of the tour guides seemed to want the be there, or want to be helpful. Super happy they were not my only guides. The gals at Minnie Mae's were the nicest!! The BBQ and two sides at Vernon's was the best deal we found Memphis!!
A truly unique and remarkable place. The home and final resting place of Elvis. From the moment you get on the bus that takes you to the house to stepping of at the front door you know you are at the home of the king. Beautifully looked after, the home is almost untouched from when Elvis was alive. Lots to see inside and out from the dinning room to the jungle room, from the grounds to the mediation gardens and the graves. Back on the bus and through the famous gates to the museums and two aeroplanes. Worth every penny on this trip of a lifetime. I would love to return
I went here not expecting much and was blown away at how amazing of an exhibit this is. We took my mother who always wanted to go. Well you literally can spend an entire day here there is so much to see. Whoever does the layout of the museum knows what they are doing. They have a good flow to the exhibits and it doesn't bunch people up. The house tour was amazing, the museum has everything from musical instruments to Elvis's toys, cars, Army uniforms, and family information. So much to see. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
This is a definite must on your trip to Memphis TN. You can spend an entire day here. His home, the grounds, and all of his cars will keep you busy for hours. Elvis was a true family man and it showed in his home and in the museums housing slot of his artifacts. We went on a weekday later in the day and ended up being one of the last person out of the parking lot. It was great not having to wait in any lines.
This place was historical and wonderful to see. Prices were really expensive for unguided tour. Clothing was cheap quality, but $24.99 for t shirt. It must be really great to take advantage of a person that was great and did much for others.