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Graceland Celebrates 31st Anniversary of Opening to the Public Today

June 07, 2013

Elvis Presley’s home was opened to the public 31 years ago today, and has now become the ultimate rock 'n' roll pilgrimage for music fans around the world. Graceland has been visited by fans, music lovers, political leaders, celebrities and many others over the years. Check out an in-depth look inside Elvis' Graceland in this new video (above) from and be sure to come visit us!

On June 7, 1982, around 3,000 fans paid the $5 admission fee for the opportunity to be the first to experience the place that the King of Rock 'n' Roll called home. Before Graceland plaza existed, fans would gather at a staging area across the street and wait in line for their turn to tour Elvis’ home. During the early years, Elvis' cars and motorcycles were lined up in the carport and fans would exit the tours through the carport door. The trophy building consisted of his gold record collection, awards, costumes, gun collection and several other pieces of memorabilia. The Mansion tour included the living room, music room, dining room, TV room, pool room, and the trophy building.

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