Graceland to reopen its gates to guests on May 21

by Brittani Tuttle

Elvis Presley’s Graceland has announced that it will welcome back guests starting this Thursday, May 21.


The team at Graceland has been working to reconfigure all operations, including tours, retail and restaurants, to meet or exceed social distancing, capacity, and health and safety guidelines.

Mansion tours will be reduced to 25-percent capacity, giving guests the chance to experience their own personal mansion tour spread out from other guests. Elvis Presley’s Memphis, the entertainment and exhibit complex, will offer guests the opportunity to tour the largest collection of Elvis memorabilia in the world at their own pace.

During Graceland’s reopening phase, their restaurant capacities will be reduced by 50 percent, with outdoor patio seating available.

In addition to reduced capacity, Graceland will implement new health and safety protocols, including that all associates wear masks (guests are encouraged to wear them as well), temperature checks for both guests and associates, social distancing markers placed throughout the property, enhanced sanitization procedures, hand sanitization stations, and touchless payment options.

“We are helping Memphis and Tennessee to get back to some sense of normality,” state Joel Weinshanker, managing partner of Graceland Holdings. “We’re doing this in a safe manner and in the best interest for our community, our employees and our guests. Together, we will succeed.”

Due to reduced tour capacities to allow for social distancing, guests are encouraged to reserve their tour tickets in advance.

To learn more about Graceland’s COVID-19 policies, visit Graceland.com/COVID.


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