The second most visited home in the United States (behind only the White House), Graceland was home to Elvis Presley during the height of his career. The iconic rock and roll singer, called "The King of Rock and Roll," died in the white-columned mansion in 1977 at the age of 42. The King is buried in the Meditation Gardens on the estate.
A tour of the mansion takes you through the first story of the 23-room house. The interior of the house is worth seeing not because it is especially beautiful, but because of its excessively opulent and tacky displays. Red fur and leopard print constitute the main decorating scheme in most of the rooms. Touring the wacky rooms of this 17,552 square foot (1,630.6 square meter) estate gives you an insight into the quirky mind of Elvis. The television room in the basement, where he often watched 3 television sets at once, is just one example that represents the star's eclectic taste.
Review by Cecilia Connie B, April 2013
Doing what: Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission
A great tour of the city, great tour guide, very informative about the different places.
Tour of Graceland........... wow! is was so nostalgic and so worth doing. Even if one is not a fan of Elvis, this tour will help you understand the great King. Just wonderful, loved every minute of it.
The price of the VIP pass was well worth the money. We got to see everything and do everything as much as we wanted too. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. We got there when it opened and caught the 4 pm shuttle out. What a great day!
Fantastic tour. Loved Graceland, sun Studios and Rock and soul Museum. Was unable to go to Stax. Everything was well organized and people were helpful and pleasant.
Graceland is located in the southern part of Memphis, and is just minutes west of the airport.