Elvis Presley’s Graceland to offer virtual live tours for the 1st time

HAYLEY FITZPATRICK
·2 min read

Elvis Presley fans now have the opportunity to virtually tour Graceland for the first time.

The tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, is offering a two-hour guided virtual tour that includes an inside look at the late music legend's mansion, the private jet he named after his daughter, Lisa Marie, and his entertainment and exhibit complex, which is named "Elvis Presley’s Memphis."

The interactive tours will be led by Elvis Presley Enterprises' vice president of Graceland Archives and Exhibits, Angie Marchese, and streamed through a private Facebook Group.

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PHOTO: Elvis Presley's Graceland is offering virtual tours for the first time ever. (Elvis Presley's Graceland)
PHOTO: Elvis Presley's Graceland is offering virtual tours for the first time ever. (Elvis Presley's Graceland)

As of now, three virtual tour dates are available: Jan. 27, Feb. 25 and March 25. Tickets for the tours cost $100 per person.

Graceland, which attracts over 600,000 visitors annually, is still open in a limited capacity for in-person tours. The mansion was closed from March to May in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several guidelines have been implemented at the tourist attraction to ensure COVID-19 healthy and safety guidelines are met, according to Elvis Presley Enterprises.

"All associates wearing masks, temperature checks for both guests and associates, 6 feet social distancing markers placed throughout the property, enhanced sanitization procedures featuring commercial-grade continuous cleaning, hand sanitization stations and touchless payment options," according to a May 2020 release.

PHOTO: Elvis Presley's Graceland is offering virtual tours for the first time ever. (Elvis Presley's Graceland)
PHOTO: Elvis Presley's Graceland is offering virtual tours for the first time ever. (Elvis Presley's Graceland)

"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," Debbie Miller, CMO, Elvis Presley Enterprises, said in a statement.

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PHOTO: Elvis Presley's Graceland is offering virtual tours for the first time ever. (Elvis Presley's Graceland)
PHOTO: Elvis Presley's Graceland is offering virtual tours for the first time ever. (Elvis Presley's Graceland)

"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," her statement continued.

Fans who purchase the virtual tour will also have access to it for 72 hours following the livestream.

PHOTO: Elvis Presley's Graceland is offering virtual tours for the first time ever. (Elvis Presley's Graceland)
PHOTO: Elvis Presley's Graceland is offering virtual tours for the first time ever. (Elvis Presley's Graceland)

Tickets for the virtual tour are on sale now at Graceland.com.

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