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Graceland Excursions

 

Tour like the king! Elvis Presley’s Graceland now offers expertly-guided, luxury motorcoach tours of major music landmarks and museums as the ideal complement to the Graceland tour experience in Memphis, Tennessee.  

Initial tours will include trips to Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis Presley’s birthplace, and the Mississippi Delta region -- known as the birthplace of the Blues.  The luxury coach ride to and from each destination will be a big part of the experience, as Graceland tour guides and Archives staff take guests on a fun musical journey, celebrating the music that influenced Elvis Presley, the greatest entertainer of all time. Graceland Excursions will preview with select dates in December 2017 and early January 2018, with an official launch of its regular, weekly schedule beginning January 12, 2018.  

These newly-created tours of Tupelo and the Mississippi Delta are designed to trace Elvis Presley’s musical roots, featuring the influences that inspired Elvis and other artists, to begin mixing blues, country, gospel and R&B to create an entirely new sound – dubbed Rock ‘n’ Roll – which was brought to life in Memphis, Tennessee over 60 years ago.

Graceland Excursions are available to the general public and available separately from the Graceland attraction tour experience.  


Special Preview Graceland Excursions Trips:

 

Tupelo:
Saturday, December 16, 2017: 7:30 a.m. departure, return by 2:30 pm - Buy Now
Monday, January 8, 2018: 11:30 a.m. departure, return by 6:30 pm - Buy Now

Mississippi Delta:
Friday, December 29, 2017: 8:30 am departure, return by 6:30 pm - Buy Now
Thursday, January 4, 2018: 8:30 am departure, return by 6:30 pm - Buy Now

See tour details below. 

 

Tupelo, Mississippi – Birthplace of Elvis Presley Tour

Every Friday starting January 12, 2018
Approximate length of tour: 7 hours
Departs The Guest House at Graceland at 8:30 a.m.
Returns to The Guest House at Graceland by 3:30 p.m.

Introductory Pricing:
$99 per adult
$79 per child (ages 5-12)

Children under 5 are not permitted. 

While Elvis Presley became the biggest name in music history and achieved worldwide fame and fortune, his roots in the Northeast Mississippi city of Tupelo were humble. Guests will experience the rural setting of Elvis’ upbringing and see where it all began in the two-room house where the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was born on January 8, 1935, the church he attended in his youth and see artifacts from his modest beginnings. 

The Tupelo, Mississippi – Birthplace of Elvis Presley Tour includes:

  • Elvis’ Birthplace: Designated as an historic landmark by the State of Mississippi, Elvis’ birthplace, a house built by his father for $180, draws visitors from all over the world and is part of the 15-acre Elvis Presley Park. In addition to the Birthplace, you’ll also tour the Elvis Presley Museum, Elvis’ childhood church, the “Walk of Life” trail tracing Elvis’ career and personal life and see the “Elvis at 13” statue, the Elvis Story Wall and Fountain of Life, representing the 13 years that Elvis lived in Tupelo before moving to Memphis with his family.

  • Tupelo Hardware Company: Stop by the hardware store where Elvis’ mother Gladys purchased his first guitar and put music in the hands of the boy who grew to become a musical legend.

  • Driving Tour of Tupelo: Drive past some significant landmarks including The Tupelo Fairgrounds, the Elvis Homecoming Statue and schools that Elvis attended.

  • A box lunch including sandwich or salad and bottled water, potato chips and a cookie.

Book your Tupelo, Mississippi – Birthplace of Elvis Presley Tour online or to book by phone, call 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322.


Musical Landmarks of the Mississippi Delta Tour

Every Saturday starting January 13, 2018
Approximate length of tour: 10 hours
Departs The Guest House at Graceland at 8:30 a.m. 
Returns to The Guest House at Graceland by 6:30 p.m. 

Introductory Pricing:$119 per adult
$89 per child (ages 5-12)

Children under 5 are not permitted. 

Rock ‘n’ roll has its roots in the music of the Mississippi Delta and Blues and R&B artists such as B.B. King, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Ike Turner. The Graceland Excursions Mississippi Delta tour will trace the influences that inspired the creation of rock ‘n’ roll music. Expert tour guides will narrate this day-long adventure that takes a detour down the backroads and explore the deep roots of blues culture, blues history, while discovering delicious foods and reliving a musical revolution powered by raw emotion.  

The Musical Landmarks of the Mississippi Delta Tour includes:

  • City of Clarksdale: Located at the intersection of Highways 61 and 49 (“the Crossroads”), and the surrounding Delta region are known as ”the land where the blues began” - this famous intersection sports a trio of electric guitars on a pole which marks the spot where legend says musician Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil for the ability to play the blues.

  • Delta Blues Museum: Explore the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form.  The collection of artifacts at the museum includes musical instruments, recordings, sheet music, posters, photographs, costumes, folk art and much more.  One of the largest pieces of the collection is the actual cabin where legendary blues artist Muddy Waters once lived.

  • Grammy Museum Mississippi: Located in Cleveland, MS, the museum is dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of music, and the cultural context from which it emerges, while casting a focused spotlight on the deep musical roots of Mississippi. The museum features educational programming, engaging multimedia presentations, and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a Mississippi-centric display that introduces visitors to the impact of Mississippi’s songwriters, producers and musicians on the traditional and modern music landscape. PLUS, on-board entertainment and video programming as you travel by luxury coach to each musical landmark and museum.

  • Southern Sounds at Dockery Farms: This historic site is where musicians invented the Blues genre around the turn of the 20th century.  It’s a mecca to Blues enthusiasts and the home to Charley Patton, the "Father of the Blues."

  • Lunch on your own in the Historic Crosstie Shopping and Dining Area in Cleveland, Mississippi.

  • PLUS, on-board entertainment and video programming as you travel by luxury coach to each musical landmark and museum.

Book your Mississippi Delta Tour online or to book by phone, call 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322.  

*Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time. Bus departs promptly at time listed. Tickets are non-refundable.