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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. 

Tours include trips to Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis Presley’s birthplace, and the Mississippi Delta region — known as birthplace of the blues. The luxury coach ride to and from 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. 

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.  

* Children under 5 are not permitted.

Tupelo, Mississippi –
Birthplace of Elvis Presley Tour

INTRODUCTORY PRICING:
Adults $99.00
Children (ages 5-12)* $79.00

Book Online
To book by phone, call 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322.

Approximate length of tour is 7 hours. Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time. Bus departs promptly at time listed. Tickets are nonrefundable.

* 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.

TOUR DETAILS:

  • Every Friday: The tour departs The Guest House at Graceland at 8:30 a.m. and returns to The Guest House at Graceland by 3:30 p.m. — approximate length of 8 hours.
  • Bonus March Dates: We have added select Thursdays in March: 1, 15 and 29 . This afternoon tour departs The Guest House at Graceland at 12:30 p.m. and returns to The Guest House at Graceland at 6:45 p.m. — approximate length of 6 hours.
  • 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.
  • Driving Tour of Tupelo: Drive past some significant landmarks including The Tupelo Fairgrounds, the Elvis Homecoming Statue and schools that Elvis attended.
  • Lunch: A box lunch with sandwich, bottled water, potato chips and a cookie is included

Musical Landmarks
of the Mississippi Delta Tour

INTRODUCTORY PRICING:
Adults $119.00
Children (ages 5-12)* $89.00

Book Online
To book by phone, call 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322.

Approximate length of tour is 10 hours. Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time. Bus departs promptly at time listed. Tickets are non-refundable.

* 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 explores the deep roots of blues culture and blues history, while discovering delicious foods and reliving a musical revolution powered by raw emotion. 

TOUR DETAILS:

  • Every Saturday: Departs The Guest House at Graceland at 8:30 a.m. and returns to The Guest House at Graceland by 6:30 p.m. — approximate length of 10 hours..
  • Gateway to the Blues Museum: Learn the remarkable story of how the blues were born and the role Tunica and the Delta played in building the genre’s legacy. The museum features interactive exhibits, artwork and more, including a recording studio where you’ll learn the basics of blues music with a chance to record your very own blues song.
  • 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. 
  • 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: Lunch on your own in the Historic Crosstie Shopping and Dining Area in Cleveland, Mississippi.