TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The immediate future of the Elvis Presley Birthplace is still uncertain because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Since the museum’s closing on March 23, visitors have only been able to explore outside.
The walkway features a fountain, a statue of a young Elvis Presley and other sights that highlight Presley's life.
The park is fairly quiet right now. The ambient noise of chirping birds and the still sound of water streams falling in the fountain fill the air.
Executive Director Dick Guyton has worked at the museum for 18 years. He loves Elvis and feels a special connection to the place. He demonstrated how most ladies like to hold the statue's hand.
“I think a lot of people are ready for this to be eased up a little bit so they can do some things that they want to do for their leisure,” Guyton said. “It’s always good for people to be here, we’re excited about them being here, and we just want them to keep coming back.”
Guyton said the birthplace voluntarily closed in March due to having many high-risk employees.
Now, he is waiting to hear from the governor when museums in Mississippi may be permitted to reopen.