Today was our Graceland Tour day. Mike said we couldn’t go to Graceland until we visited the place where Elvis’ career got started – Sun Studio. So we got up (relatively) early and headed over to Graceland this morning. But … first things first .. breakfast! We found a Krispy Kreme near Graceland and pulled in for a doughnut. Yum-O! I have been wanting one of those for so long and it was worth it.
We walked over to the tour center to purchase our tickets and wait for the bus to take us over to the mansion and grounds. We were in hour 9, group 8 and we had to wait about 40 minutes for our turn. Who knew that it would take so long?
But we finally got our tour headphones and made it over to the house.
The home has been declared a National Historic Landmark.
We got to go inside the house and look around on the lower level. The picture below is from the front rooms. The stained glass is so pretty. We got to go through the dining room, kitchen, basement, jungle room, etc.
We also went outside and toured a few other buildings. Some of them were more like museums that housed Elvis’s gold records and memorabilia from his life and career.
I enjoyed seeing some of his outfits that he wore. See the eagle on the back of the jumpsuit below?
This tiger one was pretty fancy too. They had a lot of information about his acting career too.