Put on your party hats, Elvis fans – we’re celebrating.
This week, Elvis Presley’s Graceland celebrated 20 million visitors to the king’s castle since opening to the public in 1982. That’s 20 million who have passed through the famous gates of Graceland, 20 million who have rock ‘n’ rolled in the Jungle Room, 20 million who have admired their reflection in Graceland’s mirrors, 20 million who have paid their respects to the king.
We have plenty of ways you can help us celebrate, and we'll get to that in a minute. First, learn more about Graceland's numbers - because 20 million is just one of our many fascinating numbers.
Built in 1939, Graceland is currently 77 years old
Graceland has been open to the public for 34 years
20,000,000 visitors have toured Graceland since opening to the public
Fans from more than 140 countries have visited Graceland
Approximately 3,000 groups (both adult and student) tour Graceland annually
The Graceland tour is translated into 9 languages
55 performance groups performed at Graceland in 2015
More than 815 celebrities have visited Graceland
450 rooms at the new Guest House at Graceland (Want to know more about The Guest House at Graceland by the Numbers? Watch this.)
Elvis lived in Graceland for 20 years
Elvis was 22 years old when he purchased Graceland
Graceland is 17,552 square feet
Graceland sits on 13.8 acres of land
Elvis purchased Graceland for $102,500
The sofa in the living room is 15 feet long and the coffee table is 10 feet long
14 TVs in the mansion
1 pool, which is 10 feet deep
2 lions in front of Graceland
4 horses currently live at Graceland
1 jukebox, which holds 100 45s
3 record players
1 pull-down movie screen
350+ yards of fabric in the Pool Room, which took 3 people 10 days to hang
19 pillows on the sofa in the TV Room
In the Graceland Archives:
3,000 pieces of wardrobe
On display are:
14 Grammy nominations
3 Grammy Awards
18 Golden Boot Awards
3 Harley Davidson motorcycles
2 Rolls Royces
1 dune buggy
2 super trikes
1 golf cart
1 grass mobile
1 black leather suit
The numbers continue with our 20 Million Elvis Fans Celebration! We have 3 ways to celebrate:
1) Enter our Graceland’s 20 Million Elvis Fans giveaway. You could win a trip to visit Graceland, or a daily prize pack! Click here to enter.
2) Upload a photo of yourself for free to be part of the Graceland Fan Mosaic! Your photo will become part of the Graceland Archives, and a large version of the mosaic will go on display at Graceland later this year. Upload your photo now.
3) Share a photo of your Graceland visit on social media using #Graceland20Million. You might find your photo featured on Graceland.com.
We can’t wait to see you at Graceland – here’s to the next 20 million!