Tips for Visiting Graceland


Tips for Visiting Graceland

Get the most out of your Graceland experience with a few additional tips and information:

Before you visit:

  • Save time by purchasing your tickets online. Click here to buy tickets now.
  • If you select the option to have your tickets emailed to you, be sure to print your tickets or have them available on your smart phone to avoid having to wait in line to have your tickets reprinted. Note: There is a fee of $1.50 per ticket should you need to have your emailed tickets reprinted on site. 
  • If you choose to have your tickets held at Will Call, please go to the Will Call window at the ticket office to claim. You will be required to show a photo ID matching the name on the reservation and the credit card used to purchase the tickets in order to claim will call tickets or to have emailed tickets reprinted.
  • Looking for a place to stay while in Memphis? Get the most out if your Graceland experience by staying with us at The Guest House at Graceland. Enjoy the southern hospitality that Elvis always showed his guests in this AAA Four-Diamond hotel. The Guest House is an all-new way to experience Graceland and everything that Memphis has to offer.  Check out our hotel packages, and remember, you can also book an Elvis-themed suite.
  • Get discounts on everything Elvis, including memorabilia, Graceland tickets and more, by becoming a Graceland Insider.
  • Graceland is typically less busy in the afternoons, especially after 2:00 p.m, so you can minimize wait time by visiting in the afternoon. The last mansion tour of the day begins at 4:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m., depending on the day of the week and time of year. Check Graceland's hours of operation.
  • The GPS address is 3717 Elvis Presley Boulevard.
  • There is a free shuttle operated by Sun Studio that has stops at Graceland, Sun Studio and the Rock 'n' Soul Museum.
  • Bring a sharpie. You can sign the famous Graceland wall to leave your mark.
  • There is a special period of time for free-admission walk-up visits to the Meditation Garden at Graceland, where the grave sites of Elvis and his family are located. Visitor walk-up times are daily from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. All guests must enter the gates by 8:30 a.m. to walk up, and guests must leave the mansion grounds before Graceland tours start. There are no walk-ups on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 
When you arrive:

  • Graceland has a secured visitor parking lot for a fee. The GPS address is 3717 Elvis Presley Boulevard.
  • Discounts are available for AAA members, military personnel, adults 62 and over, youth ages 13-18, college students with college ID and Graceland Insiders. Valid membership and/or photo ID showing proof of eligibility must be presented at the time of purchase. Discounts do not apply to previously purchased tickets.
  • The time you selected for your tour will be the time you will begin the Mansion tour portion of your visit. If, for any reason, you arrive later than your scheduled tour time, you may take the tour any time after your reserved tour time during our regular operating hours on the same day. If you arrive earlier than your Mansion tour time and purchased a ticket  tour option that includes the new Elvis Presley's Memphis exhibit and entertainment complex, you may start your visit with the exhibits in this complex, including Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum and Presley Motors automobile museum. 
  • A tour of the mansion takes about one to one and a half hours. The Elvis Experience tour, which includes the mansion, car museum and several other exhibits, takes anywhere from two and a half to three and a half hours.
  • The VIP tour is offered daily with benefits including front-of-the-line mansion access, all-day pass, admission to the VIP exhibit and VIP lanyard. 
  • Get a free poster when you check in at Graceland on Facebook. Just show your check-in to Guest Services to receive your free poster.
  • Visiting Graceland with children? Pick up a free kids activity book for each child at Guest Services upon arrival.
  • Graceland offers the iPad tour in a choice of languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Dutch and Portuguese. 
  • Cameras are allowed, but no flash photography is permitted. Video cameras may not be taken inside the mansion or inside any gift shops or attractions.
  • A limited number of strollers are available at Guest Services.
  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available at no charge at the mansion only on a first-come, first-served basis. Two rooms in the basement of the mansion are not wheelchair accessible.
  • The interior of the Lisa Marie airplane is not wheelchair accessible. However, a video of the story of the planes is available and the exterior may be viewed. 
  • Learn more about our tour options:
    Elvis Experience Tours or Mansion Tours:If you purchased tickets for the Elvis Experience or Mansion-Only Tour, your tickets will indicate either Theater A or B, where you will see a short video presentation prior to the tour. You will see the theaters located to the left as you enter the Ticketing Building. Once you have your tickets (either emailed tickets or those printed onsite), please check in with the associate located at the theater entrance for further instructions.
    Entourage VIP Tours: If you purchased the Entourage VIP Tour, there is a VIP desk located inside the Ticketing Building where you will need to check in. You will need your tickets in hand when checking in (either emailed tickets or those printed onsite). Please be at the desk at least 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. You will be escorted from the VIP desk to the VIP shuttle to begin the Mansion tour. Guests on the Entourage VIP Tour will see the video presentation once arriving on the Mansion property.
    Ultimate VIP Tours: If you purchased the Ultimate VIP Tour, there is an Ultimate VIP desk located inside the Ticketing Building where you will need to check in. Please go directly to the Ultimate VIP desk (whether you have emailed tickets or will call tickets). Please be at the desk at least 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. You will be escorted from the Ultimate VIP desk to the Ultimate VIP shuttle to begin the Mansion tour. Guests on the Ultimate VIP Tour will see the video presentation once arriving on the Mansion property.

While you're here: 

  • Be sure to eat at one of our two restaurants: Vernon's Smokehouse for the best Memphis BBQ or Gladys' Diner for classic American fare. Note that the Ultimate VIP Tour includes a meal at Vernon’s Smokehouse. You may enjoy your meal before or after your tour. To obtain your meal tickets, please check in at the Ultimate VIP Desk. If you want to try Elvis' favorite Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich during your visit, be sure to stop by Gladys' Diner.
  • When posting your photos to social media, be sure to use #Graceland and you might find yourself spotlighted on our site. 
  • Graceland offers great places for selfies. Click here to see a  few of our favorites.
  • Sirius XM Elvis Radio broadcasts live from Elvis Presley's Memphis. Fans can stop by and say hello, and if time allows, the DJs will record fans' "Elvis Radio ID." Email Elvis Radio at for more information. The Elvis Radio Quiz Show is on Fridays, weather permitting.
  • There is a taxi cab stand at Graceland located at the covered pavilion near the Graceland visitor parking lot.