Elvis Presley’s Graceland starting up dwell virtual excursions

FILE – In an Aug. 15, 2017 file picture, supporters wait in line outside the house Graceland, Elvis Presley’s Memphis house, in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presley’s Graceland claims it will reopen Thursday, Might 21, 2020 right after it shut down excursions and displays thanks to the new coronavirus outbreak. The tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, reported Sunday that it has adjusted its excursions, and restaurant and retail functions, given that it closed in March.Brandon Dill/AP

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley’s Graceland is now giving dwell on-line tours for followers all-around the entire world, which includes individuals who are unable to vacation to the Tennessee vacationer attraction through the coronavirus pandemic.

Graceland stated the two-hour guided tours will get virtual visitors into Presley’s previous Memphis household, which has been turned into a museum, and by way of the Meditation Backyard, the place he is buried. The singer and actor died in Memphis on Aug. 16, 1977.

Also incorporated in the $100 ticket is a tour of Presley’s jet and a wander by the entertainment sophisticated, which residences reveals and artifacts connected to Presley. Viewers will be in a position to request queries in the course of the tours.


Graceland commonly hosts hundreds of thousands of website visitors a 12 months. But the tourist attraction has found a fall in website visitors in the course of the virus outbreak. Graceland was shut for a number of months very last calendar year and is now open for confined-ability, in-particular person excursions.

Virtual tours are scheduled for Jan. 27, Feb. 25, and March 25, with a lot more dates expected.

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