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The second most-visited home in the United States (behind only the White House), Graceland was home to Elvis Presley during the height of his career. Although the rock ’n’ roll singer and pop culture icon died in the white-columned mansion in 1977 at the age of 42, touring the wacky rooms of this 17,552-square-foot (1,630-square-meter) estate offers insight into the mind of The King, who is buried in the estate's Meditation Gardens.
For music fans, history buffs, and really any visitor to Tennessee, a Graceland mansion tour is a must-do experience. Travelers wishing to tour the house independently have several ticket options to choose from, including a mansion-only tour (led by John Stamos on an iPad) and a more comprehensive admission ticket that offers access to the Presley Motors Automobile Museum, Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum, and the Elvis Discovery Exhibits. Guided tours of Graceland mansion offer the added benefit of roundtrip transportation from Memphis or Nashville, while VIP tour upgrades include skip-the-line access to the mansion.
- This site is a must-see for music lovers and Elvis fans.
- To see everything Graceland has to offer, set aside three to four hours.
- Bring a sharpie so you can sign the famous Graceland wall.
- Tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted on tours inside Graceland.
- Flash-free photography is allowed.
- Most visitor facilities at Graceland are fully wheelchair accessible.
How to Get to Graceland
Graceland is located in Southern Memphis, just west of the airport. While a guided tour with transport is the most convenient way to visit, it’s also possible to reach the mansion via the free Sun Studio shuttle bus, which runs every hour between Graceland, Sun Studio, and the Rock ’n’ Soul Museum.
When to Get There
It’s best to visit Graceland on weekday afternoons during the shoulder season (September to April) when lines are shorter and the mansion is less crowded. Expect long lines on holidays, summer weekends, on Elvis’ birthday (January 8), and during Elvis Week.
An Airplane Fit for The King
In 1975, Elvis bought a 1958 Convair 880, which he named Lisa Marie after his daughter. For an extra fee, Graceland visitors can climb aboard the fully remodeled jet, complete with gold-plated seat belts, gold-flecked sinks, and suede chairs, and get a look at how The King traveled in style.
Address: 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee 38116, USA
Hours: Vary seasonally
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Graceland
Spend the day at one of Memphis's well-known attractions, Graceland, the home of music icon Elvis Presley. Round-trip shuttle transportation picks you up from your downtown Memphis city hotel, with a departure selection at 9am, 11:30am, or 1:30pm. After your tour of Graceland, you will be transported back to your hotel to spend the rest of the day in downtown Memphis at your leisure. Please note that this is for round-trip transportation only and does not include admission into Graceland.
First-time visitors to Memphis appreciate this overview driving tour of the city's key sights. Choose from morning or afternoon departures to see the city's Victorian homes, Beale Street, and Graceland, among other attractions. Stop to visit the famous ducks that make their home at the Peabody Hotel. Round-trip transport from and to your hotel (most mid-south properties) is included.
Taking safety measures
Face masks provided for travelers
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
When in Memphis, taking this tour to Elvis’ childhood home is a must for fans of the King. Enjoy a comfortable, narrated coach ride to the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, and then tour the Elvis Presley Birthplace childhood home and church, plus the Elvis Presley Museum, Tupelo Fairgrounds, and Tupelo Hardware Company—all important sites in his childhood and musical career.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Graceland hours of operation?
Graceland hours of operation: Vary seasonally. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Graceland?