June 7, 1982: Elvis’ Graceland

Elvis' Grave
Graves in the backyard.

It was on June 7th, back in 1982 that Elvis Presley’s mansion, Graceland, was opened to the public.

Elvis died on August 16, 1977. He died in one of the bathrooms of the home.

In 1982, his then ex-wife Priscilla Presley, opened the estate to the public for tours. Not all the rooms are accessible. The bathroom where Elvis died and the bedrooms on the second level are still off limits to the public. Elvis is buried in the backyard (along with his mother and other relatives).

Scott at Graceland
My visit to Graceland in 2007.

I visited Graceland back in September of 2007. It’s very cool to see, but it didn’t quite live up to what I thought a celebrity’s estate should look like. It’s actually a very modest sized home compared to homes that people reside in now days.

If you’d like to visit Graceland for yourself, the official website is www.graceland.com.

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