Graceland History

January 18, 2023


An iconic home. A national landmark. And the final resting place of Elvis and Lisa Marie Presley.
The incredible history of one of the most visited homes in America.


"… I can sit on my back porch at Graceland and remember the good ol' days."

Elvis Presley purchased the 10,266 sq. ft. Graceland mansion, its barn and its 13.8 acres of land for $102,500 in 1957. He expanded the Memphis mansion to 23 rooms and added the famous double gates out front. It became the first rock-and-roll related site to be put on the National Register of Historic Places (1991) and declared a National Historic Landmark (2006).

Lisa Marie Presley

Did You Know?

Elvis recorded his final song at Graceland in 1976, the year before he died.

2-4,000+ people visit Graceland every day, generating an estimated $150 million a year for the local community of Memphis.

“Graceland welcomes over 500,000 visitors each year, is one of the five most visited home tours in the United States, and is the most famous home in America after The White House.” (


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