Graceland
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Graceland mansion, Elvis Presley’s home, offers a glimpse into the life of the one and only King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Take a peek at Elvis’ collection of custom jets and don’t miss the Elvis Presley’s Memphis—an exhibit complex which includes an automobile museum and the world’s largest and most comprehensive Elvis museum. You can pick up an interactive audio and video guide for a self-guided tour of Graceland at your own pace. Don’t forget to visit the variety of themed diners and bars in the area to complete your Graceland experience. – Tripadvisor
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  • Aimee A
    Longview, Texas38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket List-✅
    This has been on my bucket list since I was a child and my husband made it come true! It did not disappoint! We had no idea what to expect so everything was a pleasant surprise. You could definitely spend an entire day touring the estate. Everything was put together so well and we walked away loving Elvis more!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 29, 2023
  • Jan S
    South Ockendon, United Kingdom173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing day Out!
    What a wonderful day we had at Graceland! We booked the UVIP trip with Tony as our guide. He was very informative and always made sure that if we had questions, they were answered. We were never rushed and once Tony had finished his part of the tour we were free to carry on looking at all the exhibits that Graceland has to offer. We actually toured the house another few times on our own, it was just fascinating to see where Elvis had lived. The highlight for me was being taken into a separate location within the grounds and seeing other personal things that were not on general show, we were then given white gloves and got to hold one of Elvis' boots, I am not an avid Elvis fan but I did not want to give that boot back, such a wonderful experience! The jumpsuits display is just amazing with floor to ceiling glass cases showcasing all of the jumpsuits. I would highly recommend taking the UVIP tour, yes it's more expensive but you certainly get your moneys worth with so much to see and do. If I am lucky enough to return to Memphis then I will definitely visit Graceland again.
    Visited April 2023
    Written June 1, 2023
  • Cjacks91
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ultímate VIP Graceland Tour is a definite must do.
    We did the Ultimate VIP tour at Graceland. This tour is phenomenal and well worth the money. We were greeted very warmly by a dear lady whose name I didn’t get. I showed her our tickets and told her we had VIP tickets. She said “Oh no, you have Ultimate VIP so I’m going to walk you to the correct check in.” The lady at check in was very nice as well. Our guide was Tony. He is absolutely fabulous. We felt so lucky to have gotten him as he was so friendly, funny and knowledgeable. The UVIP tour comes with lunch at Vernon’s Smokehouse. It was very good. I especially liked the cornbread and my husband loved the ribs and chicken. We both had the sampler platter. We also got a peach and an apple cobbler both of which were very good. I would highly recommend doing this tour. This was a tour my husband has been wanting to do and I was reluctant but I am so glad we did it. We had a great experience.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 2, 2023
  • Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr.
    Monroe, New Jersey2,021 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Self-guided Tour
    We took the shuttle from the hotel. It picks up every half hour and brings you to the front of the complex. Tickets are purchased online or at the box office. Everyone sees a brief video as part of the orientation. A headset is provided with a tablet that narrates the tour inside and outside the residence as you walk around the property. There are steps to and from the basement. All of the artifacts are original as when Elvis lived there, It was quite spectacular to see and understand his legacy.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 2, 2023
  • Susan H
    Tacoma, Washington3,823 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience
    This was truly a worthwhile experience. I learned so much about Elvis and his short lived life. We got tickets for the first tour time of the day on a Thursday morning in May and it was perfect. There was only a short wait, maybe 5 minutes, for the shuttle over to the mansion and the line through the mansion was moving along just right and not too crowded. It was a great pace. Parking was also quite easy when we arrived in the lot at 8:30am. We parked right up front for $10. I would recommend early in the day. It was much busier as the day progressed. I was glad we had not opted for the VIP tickets. I don’t feel they would have been worth the extra cost. Our self guided tour with a tablet and headphones was sufficient especially because the crowd was small the day we toured.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 4, 2023
  • NancyWaters
    Byron, Georgia142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must For Everyone!
    Absolutely the best! Being a lifelong Elvis devotee, this was heaven for me. We took the $135 VIP tour and it was very good. But, if I had to do it over we would do the $230 tour because that tour gets too see and hold actual costumes, shoes, clothing, etc. We did not know that was the difference between the tours and we were so disappointed. The costumes were the very thing we really wanted to see. But, with that said, it was truly such a memorable visit. You can feel Elvis in every room. It’s awesome!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 9, 2023
  • EricS
    203 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The King’s Graceland
    The mansion and planes are definitely worth seeing. Lots of other exhibits throughout the grounds across from the mansion. Took about 3 hours to go through everything. The staff seemed unorganized as we entered the video room to begin the tour 15 minutes after our scheduled tour time. When the video was over there was no staff around to direct where to go next.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 15, 2023
  • Courtney B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ultimate VIP with John was outstanding
    My teenage daughter and I took my mother as a treat for my mom. My daughter and I had a minimal understanding of Elvis as a person and walked away obsessed. John was an unbelievable tour guide with a passion and knowledge about Elvis that is infectious. Normally quickly bored on tours, John’s humor, friendliness, and knowledge made three hours fly by for us. One of the best tour guides we’ve ever had and we travel a lot!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 15, 2023
  • Buffy
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elvis, the Man
    While the mansion and grounds are beautifully maintained, there is something incredibly poignant and sad in seeing the graves of Elvis, his daughter & grandson. You must see his home as a reflection of his age and upbringing and an ultimate gift for his beloved mother. It does not compare to the monstrosities created by today's celebrities. Yet, which mcmansion will attract millions of visitors nearly fifty years after their death. Probably, none. For this reason alone, it is worth the journey. Across the street, you are taken to a complex housing more memorabilia than anyone realized. Costumes, pictures, military career, movies, gold records. Almost too much to take in. The hall of artists paying tribute to Elvis as the primary influence on their career is moving and sincere. Plan to spend the better part of the day just trying to take it all in.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 16, 2023
  • David G
    Santa Clarita, California523 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elvis was larger than life!
    We loved our time at Graceland and the museum complex that contains all sorts of memorabilia about Elvis. Elvis was larger than life and his home reflects it! Everything was fantastic. The collections of Elvis memorabilia, his cars, his awards, his movies, oh, yes and his music were all wonderful.
    Visited March 2023
    Written June 19, 2023
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Ken H
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
My family and I had a trip planned to Gatlinburg, Nashville and Memphis. The morning of 7/8/20, I purchased tickets for the Ultimate VIP Tour at Graceland for the 4 of us, for a tour date of July 22. Later that day, we saw on the news, Corona cases were spiking throughout the state especially in the Nashville and Memphis area. 2 of our travelers were at higher risk for the virus, so we decided to cancel the trip. I contacted Graceland to cancel the order which was still pending since I just purchased the tickets that morning, and explained we cannot make the trip for the reason stated above, and was told by their customer service rep "all sales are final". I explained this was for valid health concerns and I stated I just purchased the tickets a few hours ago. This tour easily sells out as I could not buy tickets for this tour on an earlier date. ALL OTHER reservations we had in place for this trip issued refunds due to the Covid situation, ALL of them. NOT Graceland. They stated the best they can do is give me one year on the tickets, which I explained we may not reschedule that quickly. They stated "call us at the 1 year mark and we will decide if we want to extend the time frame.". Sad when a business of this nature, that has no problem selling tickets for these tours, could not provide a refund for these tickets. We are basically out $726 because we cannot make it there due to the virus. Elvis would not have handled it this way. Good luck Graceland, greed will eventually catch up with your operation.
Written July 10, 2020
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travelbrat
Carmel, IN30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This was an enjoyable experience and I am glad I saw it but it was not what I was expecting. Based on things I read I was expecting something grand but it was not as grand as I had imagined. Now granted, Elvis and his family did live in the house so that's understandable. We purchased the $75 ticket option. This included Elvis Presley's Memphis which is just the exhibits that have all of his cars, records, jump suits, and behind the scenes tour from where they shot the Sun Records TV show as well as the Mansion Tour. Since tickets were pricy we decided to take our time with seeing things and ended up spending all day there. I would recommend buying tickets in advance as you are given a specific time for your mansion tour and early times do fill up quick. We got there around 9:15 which is shortly after it opens and the earliest mansion tour we could get was 11:45. This worked out well as it gave us time to see some of the other exhibits first. After we got our tickets it was a little chaotic as there were a lot of people and we were not sure how to get to some of the exhibits. We were able to figure it out. Now, when you do go on your mansion tour there is some waiting involved. They put you in a line to watch this short video and then after that is finished they put you in a line to get on a bus. The Mansion is across the street from the ticket office and Elvis Presley's Memphis so you do have to wait for a bus from time to time. The waiting was not too terrible but I had just been on my feet all day the day prior so standing on hard ground was not the most fun thing to do. The Mansion does not have any plaques or anything to tell you about the exhibit since the house is still used by Elvis's remaining family members from time to time. They do give you a set of headphones and an IPad for the audio tour. This was fine except the audio was really the only thing I needed. I did not like having the pictures on the IPad to go along with it. The audio was also a little faster than the tour was moving so I often had to pause it. It was a good experience and I am glad I spent the money to see it.
Written June 21, 2021
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Do
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
We paid extra for the VIP tour which did not include the lunch. That was understood when we paid for it. The problem is that the VIP tour stated that we could “ cut in front of the line” and would not have to wait, that was the propose of paying extra. The problem arose when we went to the memorabilia museum. As we approached the front of the line the guide there told us to get in line. When we showed him the VIP band he said that because of COVID restrictions he could let so many people in at a time. Ok, so if only 4 people are let in at a time, why couldn’t we be the next 4. I asked him why at the mansion tour or the other tours, there was no problem for us to “cut the line”? Does COVID only spread in the memorabilia museum? He started coming up with fake excuses which I did accept. I spoke to a woman at the guest service desk and she said that the memorabilia museum was not included in the VIP package, after hearing that lie I just walked away. We also spoke to another representative on the shuttle and he had a different excuse, which took him about ten minutes to say, it was just another attempt to try to make their mistreatment of us ok, which I did not accept. 3 of your reps each had a different lie or excuse for not honoring what we paid extra for. It’s a shame that these individuals had no appreciation for our dilemma, in my opinion they just trying to cover up their incompetence or they were trying to cover for each other.
It’s a shame that you don’t have your reps trained on how to deal with loyal Elvis fans or people that just visit Graceland out of curiosity. Being loyal fans we had a fantastic time with the exception of the 3 reps that just wanted us to go away. I would recommend anyone wanting to visit Graceland to not pay extra money for VIP or Ultimate tours, because if the employees don’t understand what the extra payment is for you”re wasting your money and it will turn a fantastic visit into a nightmare. I don’t think Elvis would happy about the way some of his fans were treated.
Written March 29, 2021
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Brian K
7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
On a Chicago to Natchez, Mississippi round trip, we decided to stay in Memphis as a half way. We decided to stay at The Guesthouse at Graceland.. Each time we booked our room through Hotels.com. The accommodations are fantastic and on the 2nd stay the hotel lounge had an Elvis impersonator playing the piano in the bar. He was really good.

The only problem with not rating these stays as 5 star was due to our check in and check out experience on the 2nd stay. On the check in for the 2nd stay the front desk clerk initially wasn't able to confirm that our room had been paid in full in advance. Then we were told they found the reservation so we though everything was ok.

On our check out, things began to get strange. The hotel clerk asked me to email her the information regarding the reservation (which would have included credit card information) to her personal email account. Sensing that something was up i didn't do that. Subsequently, I discovered that we had been charged the hotel's regular rate of $267 in addition to the $189 that we had paid through Hotels.com. I contacted Hotels.com and was told that they would contact The Guest House. Eventually, we received a refund of $189 which means that we lost the savings benefit of using Hotels.com. I then emailed The Guest House and requested an explanation of this situation and they never responded. I don't think we will ever be staying there again because of the fear of having private financial information hacked.
Written September 14, 2020
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Diva-Three
Atlanta, GA241 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I purchased the mansion only tour and this was fine for me. One tip, if you take a ride share to Graceland, make sure they go through the security gate and drop you off at the ticket information building. For some reason, my driver dropped me off outside the security gate in an area near the planes and told me that the bus to Graceland would be by shortly. After a few minutes waiting here, I noticed that other cars which appeared to be ride share vehicles were dropping people off inside and then exiting. After waiting for about 5 minutes, I walked to the guard house and was told that I would need to go inside towards the main buildings.

Once inside the main ticket building, I showed my ticket, and was told to go inside one of the two theaters inside the building. After a short wait, a seven-minute video of Elvis played and then we went outside to take a Graceland picture, obtain our iPad and headphones and board the bus. The bus driver told us the specifics of the tour and we crossed the street and exited the bus. The tour showed the first floor and lower level of the house and then outside to Vernon’s office, memorial gardens and pool area. We were also shown a room full of memorabilia such as old family pictures and papers.

I enjoyed everything and felt the tour of the mansion which lasted about 2 hours was just enough. The iPads were a great feature. Checked off my bucket list so I’m happy.
Written February 28, 2020
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KD M
Westchester County, NY72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Visited Memphis after Christmas and before New Year's Eve. Bought the VIP tickets in advance online to avoid long lines but this time of year was ideal because the lines were not that long. Stayed at the Guest House at Graceland which is super convenient with free shuttles taking you to Graceland right next door and to huge museum complex across the street. His house is like a perfect 70's time capsule complete with avocado colored appliances! you don't get to go upstairs but you do go downstairs and see all the cool rooms there. Behind the house is another structure with all the family memorabilia (wedding attire, his badge collection, high school diploma) and amazing pictures! The family burial plot is also behind the house. The tour through the house doesn't allow you that much time to stand around as they move many groups through, but across the street at the museum you can take your time and enjoy all things Elvis. If you are true fan pay the 5 bucks extra to go on the "Lisa Marie", his jumbo jet complete with gold plated seat buckles! All the glitz and glam of the cars and costumes are there as well. It is a true Americana gem to visit this place!
Written January 8, 2020
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CakeChick250
Springfield, IL128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Since I am interested in Elvis, but not interested enough to spend a minimum of $41 to enter the home, I opted to take the early morning visit to the Graceland grounds to see the house from the outside and to visit the graves of Elvis, his parents, grandmother, and still-born twin brother in the Meditation garden located to the right of the mansion. At this time of day, I was able to park out front for free, scribble our names on the wall out front, walk up the driveway, take pictures of the home, see the graves, the pool, and the Meditation Garden, walk across the street and take pics of the airplanes, and be back to my car in about 30 minutes. Crowds were non-existent at this time of day, and made for a much more relaxed visit than trying to fight thousands of people during traditional hours. This was the perfect amount of Elvis for me!
Written March 2, 2020
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flashncrash
Berkeley, CA682 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We knew we had to see Graceland when we came to Memphis back in October 2019. Fortunately our niece who lives just outside of Memphis joined us as she hadn't been to Graceland in quite a number of years plus she provided the transportation. We purchased the tickets with AAA discount so we saved a few bucks each plus it gave us an assigned time that we chose so I guess it is kind of capacity controlled. Growing up having enjoyed EP's songs and movies it was nice to see a part of his life. The mansion tour requires you to hop one of the shuttles that take you across the street from where you park and where the museum segments are. The house is not humongous but the decorating elements will either delight you or make you think "what are they doing". The kitchen reminds me of what I grew up with so I was right at home looking at the kitchen. There is the museum alongside the house that has many personal and family items. Elvis was ahead of his time in having an indoor racquetball/handball court on the grounds. Of course his final resting spot is claimed to be somewhere on Graceland but not necessarily in the Meditation Garden. Back on the other side of Elvis Presley Blvd the large area houses many of his cars and other modes of transportation. It's fun checking out the vehicles. You must spend time in the segment where his music and outfits are presented. It is great hearing his songs. We also stopped in the diner and had a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, Elvis' favorite sandwich. Can't say it was to our liking. The tour option we took did not include the aircraft and that was fine. Graceland is a must-do.
Written October 1, 2020
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barnsleylad2015
Sheffield, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I came with my Wife who is a lifelong fan and dreamt of visiting since she was child, I was pleasantly surprised at how much i enjoyed this visit not being a fan. The house is set up nicely and gives you a good feel for how the Presley's lived without being morbid. The exhibitions were excellent also especially the cars and planes exhibit. The house is kept away from all the stores and tackier side of the experience which enhances the visit, i would recommend visiting early December as the house was pleasantly quiet allowing you to spend time in each room without being swept along with the crowds. We visited the Elvis family home in Tupelo the day before and the difference is remarkable. If you get chance try the Elvis sandwich peanut butter and banana which is surprisingly pleasant.
Written January 6, 2020
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Harrison S
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
$77 per person is exceptionally overpriced for what the experience bought us. It also felt exploitative knowing there was a cheaper ticket option at $48 per person, which granted access to the rest of the attraction, except the mansion, which of course is the main part people come to see.

The whole route of the tour is rigid, with no flexibility. We were forced to queue for 2 hours at the start to see a 7 minute film that says nothing of substance about Elvis, which is very disappointing when compared to the efforts made by other attractions in Memphis with their introduction films.

After the film, we then had to wait further for a shuttle bus to arrive at the exhibition centre to pick us up and drop us at the mansion. No walking to the mansion is allowed, even though it is only a road crossing away. The only way back out the mansion is also via the shuttle bus, so we could not leave the premises until a new bus had arrived. It felt unnecessary and only added to the queue fatigue.

When we finally got to the mansion, it was a great attraction to see, but the presentation again was an over the top hassle. The tour was conducted via an iPad (which everyone was provided with whilst waiting for the shuttle bus). The iPad was clunky to use and only showed a picture of the same room we were stood in, and whilst John Stamos directing was a nice touch, it felt like a gimmick.

Overall, it seemed like the steep price of the tickets only bought gimmicks that added nothing to the experience. This would have been a pleasant experience if it weren't for the price and the waiting times.
Written March 30, 2022
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