Today in Elvis History: Graceland Opens to the Public in 1982

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Today in Elvis History: Graceland Opens to the Public in 1982

Today in 1982, Elvis Presley’s home was opened to the public, becoming the ultimate rock 'n' roll pilgrimage for music fans around the world. 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.

Over the past 30 years, Graceland has been visited by fans, music lovers, political leaders, celebrities and more. Thank you to those around the world who have visited Graceland and continue to keep the king's legacy alive. If you haven’t had a chance to visit us yet, we look forward to welcoming you here at Graceland soon.

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