MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the first time ever, Elvis Presley’s Graceland® in Memphis will offer fans and music lovers from around the world the opportunity to visit Graceland virtually. The two-hour guided tour will offer a behind the ropes look at the Mansion, a tour of the Lisa Marie jet and a walk through Elvis Presley’s Memphis exhibit and entertainment complex, where guests will see various artifacts, including Elvis’ cars, jumpsuits, gold records and movie memorabilia.
Hosted by one of the world’s foremost experts on all-things Elvis Presley, Vice President of Graceland Archives and Exhibits Angie Marchese, the Virtual Live Tours will provide guests a VIP experience with an in-depth look into Elvis’ life. The artifacts spotlighted and stories told will vary from tour to tour making each experience unique, and viewers will have the opportunity to ask Angie questions throughout the event. The Mansion aspect of the tour will begin at Graceland’s front door and conclude with a quiet moment in the Mediation Garden. Guests will enjoy touring the same rooms inside Graceland Mansion, but will get a special perspective, as the camera goes behind the ropes offering rare insights with intriguing commentary. The experience also includes a look onboard the Lisa Marie airplane, the Convair 880 jet, nicknamed the "Flying Graceland" by Elvis, featuring two half-baths, a lounge area, a conference room, sitting room and a master bedroom. Following that viewers will visit Elvis Presley’s Memphis and continue their tour through 200,000 square feet of Elvis-themed exhibits where Angie will highlight and discuss many of the unique archives including Elvis’ spectacular outfits, awards, automobiles, motorcycles and more.
“We are thrilled to now offer Graceland Virtual Live Tours to Elvis fans around the world,“ stated Debbie Miller, CMO, Elvis Presley Enterprises. “In a typical year, Graceland hosts visitors from over 125 countries and from all 50 states. And, although Graceland remains open for limited capacity in-person tours, now, more than ever, people are looking for quality entertainment experiences they can enjoy from the comfort of their own home. For those who have always wanted to visit Graceland but never had the chance, to those who’ve been here many times and are looking for a bespoke Graceland experience, this tour is for them.”
The tours will be presented live through a private, closed Facebook Group and will be archived for 72 hours following the live event so that guests can watch again as many times as they’d like. The 72-hour window will accommodate guests in all time zones to enjoy the tour at their convenience.
The first tours announced will occur on January 27, February 25, and March 25. Additional dates will continue to be added. Tickets are $100.00 per person and are on sale now at Graceland.com or by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 for international callers.
About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland and its related properties, including Elvis Presley's Memphis, Graceland's new entertainment and exhibition complex over 200,000 square feet in size; the new 80,000 square feet Graceland Exhibition Center featuring rotating exhibits; the AAA Four Diamond Guest House at Graceland 450-room resort hotel; and the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours, and attractions worldwide. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. Graceland is the only attraction worldwide to ever receive eight USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards: in 2020 it was named “Best Holiday Historic Home Tour,” in 2019 it was named “Best Tennessee Attraction and Iconic Landmark,” and “Best Holiday Historic Home Tour,” in 2018 it was voted “Best Tennessee Attraction” and “Best Holiday Historic Home Tour,” in 2015 it was voted the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction,” and in 2013 it was voted the #1 “Iconic American Attraction.” In 2019 TripAdvisor named Graceland the most popular attraction in Tennessee, in 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards named Graceland one of the top 25 landmarks in the world and Rolling Stone named it one of 10 Great American Music Landmarks. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.
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