The Gates To Graceland Finally Open Again After Coronavirus Lockdown
Elvis Presley's Graceland / Facebook
Elvis Presley’s former home is set to reopen its doors to the public on Thursday, May 21st, 2020, after it shut down tours and exhibits due to the coronavirus outbreak. The iconic home-turned-museum is located on more than 100 acres in Memphis, Tennessee and attracts an average of 600,000 visitors each year.
Graceland was once part of a 500-acre farm and the iconic mansion that visitors tour today was built in 1939. Elvis purchased the home and grounds in 1957 for $100,000. Visitors that take the tour are able to walk through the various rooms, and receive detailed history and information on the life of Elvis Presley.
Graceland has been extra cautious throughout the pandemic, and encouraged people to practice social distancing -or as they referred to it as, “Elvis Distancing.”
Graceland has let the public know that they are still committed to the safety of their guests. As seen on their website,
“We are committed to the health and safety of our guests and associates and have been diligently working to ensure your visit is everything you’re dreaming of! With Mansion tours reduced to 25% capacity, you will have the unique opportunity to walk in Elvis’ footsteps like never before – in your own personal tour space spread out from other touring guests. Social distancing at its best! We will continue to closely monitor federal, state and local guidelines to TCB so that all you have to worry about is having a great time!”
Watch the video below for a full tour of Graceland!