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THE GRACELAND EXPERIENCE

 

Graceland Mansion

At Graceland Mansion, visitors can walk in the same steps as Elvis himself while they enjoy an audio-guided tour featuring commentary and stories by Elvis and his daughter Lisa Marie. The Graceland Mansion tour includes Elvis’ living room, music room, parents' bedroom, dining room, kitchen, TV room, pool room and the famous Jungle Room.

Other great parts of the 14-acre estate include a tour of Vernon Presley’s business office, Elvis’ racquetball building, and Elvis’ trophy building, which houses an amazing collection of his gold and platinum records, as well as other great memorabilia from Elvis’ early career, his movies, his charitable endeavors and more.

The final stop on the tour of Graceland Mansion is Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest.
 

Elvis Presley Automobile Museum

Elvis loved cars and the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum displays some of his favorites. Visitors see over 33 vehicles owned by Elvis. Highlights include his famous Pink Cadillac, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Stutz Blackhawks, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, the red MG from " Blue Hawaii" and more. Also, see some of Elvis’ favorite motorized toys, including a go-cart, dune buggy, motorized three-wheelers and a pedal car. Some newer additions to the museum include his Rolls Royce sedans, 6-door Mercedes Benz limousine and Elvis' John Deere 4010 tractor that he used on his ranch and at Graceland.
 

Elvis’ Custom Jets

Elvis purchased a 1958 Convair 880 in April 1975 and named it Lisa Marie after his daughter. He spent more than $800,000 having the jet remodeled. Visitors can climb aboard this customized jet that features a living room, conference room, sitting room, and private bedroom, as well as gold-plated seat belts, suede chairs, leather covered tables, 24-karat gold-flecked sinks and more.

Also, guests can take a peek inside Elvis’ smaller Lockheed Jet Star, customized by Elvis with a yellow and green interior, that was primarily used for taking Elvis’ manager and his staff from city to city on his concert tours.

Elvis: Live from Vegas
“Elvis: Live from Vegas” allows guests to experience Las Vegas through the eyes of Elvis Presley. The exhibit will feature part of the 30-foot marquee Col. Parker had made to stand outside the New Frontier Hotel in 1957 and the first jumpsuit worn on-stage by Elvis in 1970. Other jumpsuits featured in the exhibit include Elvis’ Leather and Chains suit worn in August of 1970,  Elvis’ three-piece Spanish Flower suit worn in 1972, and Elvis’ I Got Lucky jumpsuit that was worn in 1970. This exhibit captures all of the excitement and energy that is Elvis in Las Vegas.

Elvis’ Hawaii: Concerts, Movies and More!
Celebrate Elvis’ love for Hawaii and the 40th anniversary of “Aloha from Hawaii” in this new exhibit for 2013. This is the first exhibit to explore Elvis’ connection with the islands. The exhibit allows you to experience Elvis’ Hawaii and see why it was one of his favorite places to vacation. The exhibit features never-before-seen footage of Elvis, several of his jumpsuits worn during his concerts in Hawaii, and color footage of Elvis' first Hawaiian concert.


VIP TOUR ONLY EXHIBIT

60 Years of Elvis - NEW FOR 2014

This exhibit is included only as part of the Graceland VIP Tour.

In this new exhibit, guests will explore the birth of rock ‘n’ roll music in July of 1954, with Elvis' recording of “That’s All Right” at Sun Studio. See the transformation of the would-be King of Rock ‘n’ Roll from delivery truck driver to singing sensation and star of the silver screen. Artifacts displayed in the new 60 Years of Elvis exhibit include: Elvis’ “That’s All Right” 45, a pay stub from his early days as a driver for Crown Electric, script from "Jailhouse Rock" and wardrobe from "Viva Las Vegas."
 

In addition, Graceland also features two FREE exhibits:

Elvis' Tupelo
Fans now have the opportunity to explore the city that Elvis first called home. Elvis' Tupelo combines photos, video, and memorabilia in an interactive experience for fans to enjoy. Fans can see archival footage of Elvis' 1956 Tupelo Homecoming and scroll through childhood photos, rare artifacts and more. Fans also have access to some of the Presley family's clothing, personal photos, receipts, plus concert memorabilia and more.
 

Expanded '68 Special Exhibit - NEW FOR 2014

In celebration of the 45th anniversary, Graceland is excited to open the newly expanded "'68 Special" Exhibit! The expanded exhibit features original artifacts from this legendary televised event that took place on December 3, 1968, on NBC. See our interactive video, in addition to never-displayed-before pages of the script with Elvis’ handwritten notes and his outfit from the club production scene, including the jacket worn during his visit with President Richard Nixon in 1970.

Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel

Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel is a fashionable boutique hotel that takes its cues from the legendary hospitality and personal style for which the King of Rock 'n' Roll was known. Heartbreak Hotel features 128 rooms and is located conveniently across the street from Elvis Presley's Graceland. The hotel offers numerous amenities to make sure your stay is memorable and is located near the Memphis International Airport.



ANNUAL EVENTS

Elvis Week 2014

August 9-17, 2014
Elvis Week 2014 will be Saturday, August 9 - Sunday, August 17, at Graceland in Memphis. We are excited to be bringing back the Elvis Week Main Stage at Graceland this year so fans can enjoy their Elvis Week days on the Graceland campus with us. This celebration will include concerts, dances, conferences, sporting events and much more. Highlights will include the annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, Elvis Presley in Concert, and the Candlelight Vigil. Elvis co-stars, band mates, friends and family will be in Memphis to celebrate this very special anniversary.

Christmas at Graceland

November 21, 2014 - January 10, 2015
During the holiday season, the tour of Graceland is extra special with the interior and exterior of the mansion decorated for the holidays. See traditional lights and decorations including hundreds of blue lights along the driveway, a life-size Nativity scene, Santa and his sleigh and much more originally displayed by Elvis. The interior of Graceland mansion is decked out in Christmas decor and includes his traditional red velvet drapes and Presley family Christmas artifacts on display.

2015 Elvis Birthday Celebration

January 7-10, 2015
Fans gather in January each year to celebrate Elvis' birthday. The special celebration includes dances, an Elvis Insiders Reception, fan club event and more. On January 8, Elvis' birthday, fans gather at Graceland for a special Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony.