While known as the the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis was equally lauded for his impassioned performances of gospel favorites like “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace,” and “He Touched Me.” Gospel music – which Elvis called ‘the purest thing there is on earth’ – was in the soul of America’s greatest singer from an early age.
Elvis’ career took him all over the world, but it was always Graceland that he called home. Purchased in 1957 for just $100,000, Elvis’ iconic Memphis home is now one of the most visited houses in the world. Each room maintains the original decor and offers a glimpse into Elvis’ personal style. Whether it’s the elegance of the living room, the futuristic stylings of the TV room or the funky furnishings of the Jungle Room, every room offers a unique look into the life of Elvis. Visitors will experience all this and more when they tour Graceland in Memphis.
After touring the mansion, guests are invited to spend time exploring Graceland’s new expansion, Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex, featuring 12 exhibits and attractions showcasing Elvis’ life and career, plus themed restaurants and a wide variety of shops.
The Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum celebrates Elvis’ superstardom and is the crown jewel of the new complex. The museum is home to Elvis’ jumpsuits, movie memorabilia, gold records and much more.
You’ll also want to visit Presley Motors Automobile Museum and walk among some of Elvis’ favorite automobiles, including his iconic Pink Cadillac, Stutz Blackhawk, Dino Ferrari and Rolls Royce sedans.
The ICONs exhibit showcases Elvis’ influence on other artists of the past and the present, with displays featuring items donated by some of the top performers in music and film like John Lennon, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, Dolly Parton, Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson and many others. It’s unlike anything you’ve seen at Graceland before.
Graceland guests can also climb aboard Elvis’ “Lisa Marie” airplane to see how he travelled from show to show, crisscrossing the USA hundreds of times, so fans everywhere could see him perform live.
Additional exhibits and attractions showcase Elvis’ time in the Army, his childhood in Tupelo and his role in launching a music and pop culture revolution.
For an extra special experience, visit during Elvis Week (August 9 -17, 2019). It’s the ultimate celebration of Elvis’ life and legacy – and something every Elvis fan should do at least once.
The Graceland mansion
a picture of Elvis when he was young