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Angie Marchese - Vice President of Graceland archives and exhibits - will host the tours, which begin on Wednesday, January 27th.
The Graceland Virtual Live Tours promise never-before-seen highlights of the famous mansion in Memphis.
During the two-hour tour, guests will be able to see the King’s cars, jumpsuits, gold records, and movie memorabilia, as well as access to the Lisa Marie jet and Elvis Presley’s Memphis exhibit and entertainment complex.
Organisers promise that items on show will vary from tour to tour and that viewers will have the chance to ask Angie Marchese questions throughout each unique event.
The Mansion element of the tour will begin at the front door of Graceland and finish in the Meditation Garden. Within the mansion itself, the camera will go “behind the ropes” to offer rare insights and commentary, and participants will get a look onboard Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie’s Convair 880 jet, which he nicknamed the “Flying Graceland.”
This aspect of the tour features two half-baths, a lounge area, a conference room, sitting room, and master bedroom. Viewers will then continue through 200,000 square feet of Elvis-themed exhibits.
“We are thrilled to now offer Graceland Virtual Live Tours to Elvis fans around the world,” said 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.”
Graceland Virtual Live Tours are priced at $100 and take place on January 27th, February 25th and March 25th, 2021. Further dates will continue to be added.
The tours will be presented live via a private, closed Facebook Group and are to be archived for 72 hours afterwards in order for guests to relive the tour as often as they choose.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online.
22-year-old Elvis purchased his Graceland estate on March 19th, 1959 for $102,500 (€84,500) — or more than €742,000 in today’s money. The property came with its famous moniker already in place.
When Dr. Thomas Moore and his wife Ruth built the Colonial Revival style mansion in 1939, they named it after Ruth’s aunt, Grace Toof.
Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives.
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