There is no hotel pick-up for this tour. With your Memphis Music Attraction Discount Pass you can tour the musical highlights of Memphis at your leisure and in any order you wish. The pass is valid for 1 visit to each attraction within a calendar year.
The pass includes the following :
• Graceland (Elvis Presley’s home)
• Rock n Soul Museum:
• Stax Museum of American Soul Music:
• Sun Studio
Graceland (Elvis Presley’s home):
You’ll gain a real insight into Elvis’s life from the excellent audio tour of his beloved home, Graceland Mansion. As you explore the luxurious house and listen to the music and stories, you’ll learn all about Elvis’s extraordinary career and the cultural and social barriers he faced.
Among other fascinating displays, you’ll see Elvis’s vast collection of gold records, as well as photographsjewelry and his elaborate stage costumes. And at the end of your tour you’ll visit the Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family are buried.
Elsewhere on Graceland estate you can view the final resting place of the legendary singer, plus Elvis's amazing car collection, including the famous 1955 pink Cadillac. You can also climb aboard his custom jet ‘Lisa Marie’, and see the gold-plated seatbelts, suede chairs, 24-carat gold-flecked sinks and more.
Afterwards, you can explore the Graceland Plaza, which offers fabulous shopping and restaurants.
Rock n Soul Museum:
This cutting-edge museum tells the story of how the beat began in Memphis. ‘Rock ‘n’ Soul: Social Crossroads’, a project developed by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of Memphis music and the way it’s shaped our lives.
An information- packed audio guide answers questions such as: ‘Why did rock ‘n’ roll and soul music begin in Memphis?’ and ‘Why did blues music, which began in the neighboring countryside, come to Memphis and Beale Street before going to the world?’
You will also see stage costumes, instruments, recording equipment, rare film footage, photographs, and vintage jukeboxes from the 1920s – 1970s.
Stax Museum of American Soul Music:
Located in Soulsville at the site of the original Stax Records, this multimedia museum celebrates the birth, life and influence of soul music.
It’s the world’s only soul music museum and houses more than 2,000 artifacts related to the artists and their music. On display are: a reconstructed gospel church, records, Tina Turner’s clothing, Isaac Hayes’s Cadillac and much more.
These recording studios are the birthplace of Rock'n'Roll. Today, the studio where Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Rufus Thomas, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and many others launched their careers, is open to the public for tours daily while still operating as a studio by night.
Sun Studio Café (payable direct) is located next door to the studio. Above the cafe is a new museum/ gallery featuring hundreds of rare recordings, memorabilia, photographs, and vintage recording equipment.
Your tour ends at your convenience.