Graceland: The Home of Elvis Presley is a huge complex dedicated to the King. On your visit, you can learn about all aspects of his life, see his memorabilia and visit his grave
Graceland: The Home of Elvis Presley is a huge entertainment complex dedicated to the iconic singer’s life. It is full of interactive exhibits, memorabilia and displays that give you a detailed look into his life a career. At the center of the complex stands the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s home, the Colonial Revival mansion that is Graceland.
Surrounded by pasture, the house holds a total of 23 rooms, including the Living Room, Music Room and gaudy Jungle Room, where Elvis’ final albums, From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee and Moody Blue were recorded. In the Living Room, you will see the last Christmas present he received from his father — a painting from his father. It is not possible to visit the second floor of Graceland out of respect for the family. In the basement, you will find the famous set of three TVs, a mural of his TCB lightning bolt logo, and a pool table with a rip in the baize from a failed trick shot.
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The Wall borders the Graceland house. Fans have been leaving graffiti here since before Elvis’ death. During his life, these messages were cleaned off but now they are left until the weather removes them. This means there is always space to leave your own. Another feature of the estate is the piano on which he played his last songs, Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain and Unchained Melody. This is installed close to the racquetball court and he played it on the night of his death.
The Meditation Garden is where you will find the graves of Elvis and his family. The garden was Elvis’ place to relax and think deeply about the problems he faced. It is now where millions of his fans pay their respects to the King.
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Graceland has been expanded to more than 120 acres since Elvis’s death. Elvis Presley’s Memphis opened in 2017 across the street from Graceland at a cost of $45 million. The complex is full of museums, immersive activities, restaurants and shops, all dedicated to the King’s life. The Entertainer Career Museum, Elvis ’68, Presley Motors and Cycles, among many more, are all designed to give you the chance to follow Elvis through his life.
The Entertainer Career Museum dives into artifacts from the Graceland Archives and is the largest Elvis museum in the world. You will find his gold and platinum records, jumpsuits, and photographs from his life inside. It is split into different periods from his life, including his upbringing in Tupelo, his rise to fame and Sun Studio, and his later years. Elvis ’68 is one exhibit that focuses on the famous Christmas Special. The interactive experience will show you the script, the King’s notes and everything that happened backstage for Elvis’ first live show in seven years.
Elvis bought a lot of cars and motorbikes throughout his long career. In Presley Motors and Cycles you will find his iconic pink 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60, a 1957 BMW 507 roadster, and a prototype 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III. The 507 is the rarest car in the collection — only 252 were produced — and is reportedly worth more than $2 million. The Blackhawk was Elvis’ favorite. He was the first person to own one and was pictured in it on the day he died. You will also have the opportunity to step aboard the Graceland of the skies. This is a customized 1958 Convair 880 jet named after his daughter, Lisa Marie.
There are plenty of places to eat at Graceland and you’ll be able to taste excellent Memphis BBQ. This is a staple of Vernon’s Smokehouse where you can have brisket and many of Elvis’ favorite foods. Along with Elvis’ favorite sandwich, peanut butter and banana, Gladys’ Diner serves classic American dishes. Graceland is full of speciality shops in which to buy souvenirs.