He may have been born in Mississippi, but Memphis, Tennessee was where Elvis Presley hit the big-time. The King launched his career here in 1954, and consequently, there’s no shortage of famous landmarks to see on an Elvis tour of Memphis, ‘the Birthplace of Rock ’n’ Roll’.
Follow in the footsteps of a legend when you visit Sun Studio, where Elvis recorded his earliest tracks. Hear outtakes from the sessions and even touch his first-ever microphone. You can also explore Memphis’s rich musical history – and learn about where the King found his early inspiration – at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the Memphis Rock ’N’ Soul Museum.
Then, of course, there’s Graceland – Elvis’s former home, a sprawling mansion, and one of the most-visited residences in the United States. On a tour, you’ll have the chance to discover different areas of the house, venture on board his private jet, and pay tribute at his final resting place, within the Meditation Garden. Don’t forget to explore the other attractions on-site, including Elvis’s Trophy Room. Wind down the musical day by shake, rattle and rolling over to the Guest House at Graceland.