The final resting place of Elvis Presley

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Seeking refuge from over-eager fans and the pressures of fame, 22-year-old Elvis Presley bought the Graceland estate in 1957 for $102,500.

Forty-five years after his death, the Memphis, Tennessee property remains a place of pilgrimage for the “king’s” many fans, as well as a tourist attraction in its own right.

Presley was originally buried next to his mother in Memphis Forest Hill Cemetery, but her body was taken back to Graceland after an attempt was made to steal her casket and hold the remains for ransom.

Visitors can explore the different facets of Graceland Mansion, as well as the on-site entertainment complex. They can choose to take an interactive iPad tour hosted by John Stamos and featuring commentary and stories from Presley and his daughter Lisa Marie Presley.

The living room, Presley’s parents’ bedroom, the kitchen, the TV room, the pool room, the jungle room, his father’s office, the newly upgraded trophy building, the racquetball building, which was restored to its original state, are accessible to the public. 1977, and the Meditation Garden.

Presley’s master suite on the property’s second floor remains off limits. After the house was opened to the public in 1982, the second floor was sealed off out of respect for the family and also to prevent too much attention from being given to the singer’s death.

Fans can also see Presley’s career come to life through the hundreds of artifacts and photos from the Graceland Archive, including his incredible collection of gold and platinum records, his overalls, and memorabilia from his films.

The singer’s favorite cars, including his pink Cadillac, Stutz Blackhawk, 1956 Cadillac Eldorado, Dino Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz limo and Rolls Royce sedans are also on display, alongside his custom planes. These include the Lisa Marie, which has a lounge, conference room, private bedroom, gold-plated seat belts, leather-covered tables and 24-carat gold-speckled sinks. .

A series of exhibits, including a new one dedicated to Presley’s love of football, give a deeper insight into the rock ‘n’ roll star’s psyche, while new interactive experiences include the experience of virtual dress-up “Elvis Yourself” and Elvis: Front Row — An immersive concert experience.

Updated: June 23, 2022, 11:53 a.m.

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