PHOTO: Elvis bought Graceland in 1957, when he was 22-years-old. It became an ‘oasis’ for him
- Virtual tours of Elvis Presley’s Memphis home – Graceland – are scheduled on Jan 27, Feb 25, and March 25, with more expected
- The 2-hour, $100 ‘walk-through’ includes singer’s 13.8acre estate and private jet
- An expert will answer fan questions and ‘go behind the rope’ at famous museum
- The mansion is usually the second-most visited home in the US after the White House with 500,000 to 700,000 visitors a year
- But tourists have stayed away during the virus
- Elvis bought the property for $102,500 when he was 22 years old in 1957
- The singer and actor died in Memphis on August 16, 1977, aged 42
- His grandson Benjamin Keough tragically died by suicide in July 2020, aged 27, and is buried next to Elvis at Graceland
Elvis Presley‘s Graceland is offering the chance to go ‘behind the ropes’ at his Memphis mansion after launching ‘VIP’ virtual tours for the first time as tourists stay away amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
The hit US attraction, which was bought by the musical icon in 1957, usually attracts between 500,000 to 700,0000 tourists a year but was hit by a massive drop in visitors as a result of the pandemic.
Now, for $100, fans who can’t travel to Tennessee can sign up for the two-hour guided tour of the singer’s former home and of the Meditation Garden, where he is buried. Organizers say they’ll also tell not-before-heard stories.
Elvis, pictured at Graceland in the late 1950s, bought the property for $102,500 when he was 22 years old in 1957
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