September 30, 2022

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Elvis Presley’s Graceland starting off are living virtual tours

FILE - In an Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, fans wait in line outside Graceland, Elvis Presley's Memphis home, in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presley's Graceland says it will reopen Thursday, May 21, 2020 after it shut down tours and exhibits due to the new coronavirus outbreak. The tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, said Sunday that it has adjusted its tours, and restaurant and retail operations, since it closed in March.
FILE – In an Aug. 15, 2017 file photograph, admirers wait in line outside Graceland, Elvis Presley’s Memphis house, in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presley’s Graceland says it will reopen Thursday, May 21, 2020 after it shut down tours and reveals thanks to the new coronavirus outbreak. The tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, stated Sunday that it has modified its tours, and restaurant and retail functions, considering the fact that it closed in March.Brandon Dill/AP

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley’s Graceland is now supplying dwell on the net excursions for fans about the environment, which includes those people who cannot vacation to the Tennessee tourist attraction throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Graceland stated the two-hour guided tours will consider virtual website visitors into Presley’s former Memphis house, which has been turned into a museum, and through the Meditation Backyard garden, exactly where 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 walk through the amusement complicated, which houses reveals and artifacts relevant to Presley. Viewers will be in a position to request thoughts throughout the tours.

Graceland normally hosts hundreds of hundreds of site visitors a calendar year. But the vacationer attraction has found a fall in guests throughout the virus outbreak. Graceland was shut for quite a few weeks very last year and is now open for constrained-capacity, in-person excursions.

Digital tours are scheduled for Jan. 27, Feb. 25, and March 25, with far more dates envisioned.