20 Things You Might Not Realize About Elvis Presley’s Graceland

So you’ve visited Graceland or maybe you are planning your first trip? Check out these interesting tid bits about the king’s home! From touring like a VIP to drinking from the same water fountain as Elvis, there’s so much to do here! Over the years, we have discovered quite a few things visitors may not realize about Elvis Presley’s home. Don’t forget to visit Graceland.com and book your rock ‘n’ roll pilgrimage today!


1. Sign the Wall

Elvis even encouraged fans to do this when he lived here. Break out those sharpies and leave your special message to the king.


 

2. Take An Epic Selfie

Ok, this will have to be another blog because there are too many photo opportunities here at the home of the king! Check out Antonio Sabato Jr.’s Graceland selfie.

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3. Get Married

The quaint Graceland Wedding Chapel in the Woods is the perfect setting for a wedding to remember. You can even get your wedding photos in front of the mansion.


 

4. Go on SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio

Elvis Radio DJs are always welcoming Graceland visitors to sit inside the Elvis Radio DJ booth. They even have weekly trivia and contests in the Graceland Plaza. After all, it is one of the only SiriusXM radio stations dedicated to one artist and it broadcasts LIVE from Graceland!

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5. Take Your Picture with Elvis

Ok, its not technically Elvis – but it sure does come close!


 

6. Tap into the Graceland Archives

VIP and Platinum Tour guests can enjoy a live presentation at our new Graceland Archives Studio beginning August 8. Hosted by a Graceland studio guide, the presentation will showcase special artifacts from the Graceland Archives collection.      


 

7. Buy Homemade Fudge

Mmmmmm – just another fine southern delicacy that you can munch on while visiting Graceland.  Dining at Graceland Plaza offers many different menu options to satisfy everyone in your group.   http://www.graceland.com/!userfiles/news/images/Fudge.jpg  


 

8. Perform at Graceland

Student choral and band groups are always welcome to perform in the Graceland Plaza located across the street from Graceland Mansion.

 


 

9. Check in & Get a Free Poster

During your visit to Graceland anytime during 2014, check-in on Foursquare, Facebook or Yelp to receive a FREE 2014 Elvis Lives poster.


 

10. Become an Insider and Get 10% Off

The Graceland Insiders membership includes a 10% discount at Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Heartbreak Hotel, Graceland RV Park & Campground and Elvis merchandise at the Graceland online store.


 

11. Tour Like a VIP

Front-of-the-line access and VIP exhibits – that’s rock-star treatment!


 

12. Drink From the Same Water Fountain as Elvis

The water fountain located inside the Racquetball Building is the original water fountain Elvis drank from while living at Graceland.


 

13. See a Celebrity

You never know what A-list celebrity or famous musician will walk through the front door of Graceland. Everyone wants a chance to walk in the footsteps of the king.


 

14. Free Morning Walk-Ups

Each morning Elvis fans are invited to walk-up the famous driveway and pay their respects inside the Meditation Garden. We also offer evening walk-ups in August during Elvis Week.

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15. Teachers Tour for Free

Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers from around the world can visit Graceland for FREE, and then go back to share their experiences with their students by planning field trips or sharing our educational lesson plans.


 

16. Smash a Penny

We all remember doing this as a kid. What better way to take a special memento from your visit to Elvis Presley’s Graceland.


 

17. Buy Peanut Butter and Banana Taffy

Believe it or not – it’s a real thing and delicious too!

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18. Harley-Davidson Shop at Graceland

Bikers are welcomed! If you didn’t know, Elvis loved motorcycles and owned his very own Harley. Seems fitting to have a Harley-Davidson store right here at Graceland!

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19. We REALLY get into the Holiday Spirit

Elvis loved Christmas and so do we! During the holiday season, the tour of Graceland is extra special with the interior and exterior of the mansion decorated for the holidays. Fans can also attend the annual Lighting Ceremony for FREE as we light up the mansion in Elvis’ favorite decorations. This year’s ceremony takes place November 21, 2014. 


 

20. Elvis Presley Automobile Museum

Elvis loved cars and the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum displays some of his favorites. Stroll down a tree-lined street and see over 20 vehicles owned by Elvis.