Elvis Presley Museum

Graceland in Memphis

Elvis Presley was before my time. 🙂 But I grew up listening to his songs. With mama and papa, being avid listeners to his music, it was hard not to. Infact we still have his vinyl records until now. Those are older than me!

That’s why I was so excited when we had a family outing in Graceland (Elvis’ mansion) in Memphis Tennessee. Thanks to Jane for driving us all the way from Corinth, Mississippi. My sister inlaw rocks. 🙂

I don’t know how we missed Highway 51 but we did. I guess we were busy chatting so we had to go back until we found the sign above. So finally, Graceland – here I come.  Yay!!!

Elvis Presley Museum

You know, I’m just a small town girl from Davao Oriental. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be able to visit the US. Let alone, wander at Elvis Presley’s house. I found that really cool. So if you see me smiling like a dork in the pictures, just bear with me please. ha ha…

Graceland, the mansion of Elvis Presley.

Graceland, the mansion of Elvis Presley.

We were greeted by their staff at the door. This is when they tell you to turn off the flash. And some other rules. That’s part of the preservation process. So we gladly followed the instructions.

Elvis Presley's bedroom.

Elvis Presley’s bedroom.

The Entertainment Area.

The Entertainment Area.

This part of the house had a glass ceiling and glass wall in it. So you will see your reflection everywhere.  A little creepy, huh? lol  Unless you love seeing yourself always?

The Billiard Room.

The Billiard Room.

I had a hard time taking pictures then because the place was packed with tourists. Compared to most, I get covered easily because I’m way shorter than the other visitors. he he. So I had to duck and say “excuse me” all the time.

The Trophy Hall.

The Trophy Hall.

After viewing the mansion, we proceeded to the Trophy Bldg. Yes, this is a huge one. And it’s filled of Elvis trophies and other awards. I felt bad that he died so young. It was such a waste of talent right? 😦

Elvis Presley Museum

Did I tell you that mommy loves Elvis too? 🙂 Yes, she’s having a moment with Elvis here.. I’m glad I took this picture of her because she looked happy. She’s such a nice person , she deserves it.

More awards…

Elvis Presley Museum

And more…

Elvis Presley Museum

I remember, we were in this room when I saw the man in a wheelchair. He stayed there for a long time and just watch the concert on tv.  Maybe it was his dream to see Graceland too…

Elvis Presley Museum

Outside the trophy building, you will see the Graceland stable. This one caught my attention. Nice horse right? 🙂

Elvis Presley Museum

From here, we walked towards the meditation garden. This is where the Presley’s were buried.

Elvis Presley Museum

Elvis Presley Museum

From the mansion, we boarded the bus again going to the rest of the museum. Yes, it’s such a big place so they provide buses during the tour. 🙂

Elvis Presley Museum

The famous Pink Cadillac. :)

The famous Pink Cadillac. 🙂

Elvis Presley Museum

Highway 51 is the address of Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. 🙂 It is also known as Elvis Presley Boulevard.

From the auto museum, we went to where his planes were parked.

Yours truly with the Lisa Marie...

Yours truly with the Lisa Marie…

It’s amazing that after all these years, they were able to preserve the plane and its interiors.

Elvis Presley Museum

In remembrance to Elvis Presley, I would like to say that I was glad I got to see his museum. Somehow, it showed a little of the person he was. Seeing all the awards he got, I’d say that he had an amazing journey. I hope that he’s happy wherever he is now.

Elvis Presley Museum is located in:

Highway 51, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A

Website : http://www.elvis.com/

You will find from their website the tour packages they offer on a daily basis. 🙂

And don’t worry, they have memorabilias for sale too! There’s a lot of shops inside the museum that sell souvenirs.

Graceland and Me... :)

Graceland and Me… 🙂

Lea C. Walker

www.davaoproperties.com

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One Response to Elvis Presley Museum

  1. To: Ms. Pretty Hagad
    The Collectionary

    Thank you for your email.

    I checked your website – http://thecollectionary.com/club/elvis .

    Indeed, you have a wide collection of Elvis Presley Memorabilia. 🙂 Hopefully, those who read my blog and are Elvis Presley’s fans will visit your site as well.

    Thank you again! 🙂

    Lea C. Walker

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