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The Mansion

After a nearly one hour wait, we finally got to the mansion. After another 10 minute wait outside and a quick intro about the house by the staff, we were finally allowed in on our self-guided audio tour. Everyone was given headsets and an iPad which gave tons of detail as we walked through the house and the other buildings on the property.

We could only tour the main and lower floors of the house as upstairs was still kept private for the family. The first thing that surprised me about the house is all the color. There were bold colors everywhere. Also, the furnishings make it look like time just stopped after walking in the front door. These are some photos of the main floor.

The basement was extremely colorful as well. The room with the pool table has its walls and ceiling completely covered in fabric. Apparently it took the interior designers a week to install all the fabric. Also, Elvis really enjoyed television and had 17 TVs around the house.

Below are a few statistics on the house:

Graceland is a mansion on a 13.8-acre (5.6 ha) estate in Memphis, Tennessee, once owned by the singer and actor Elvis Presley. His daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, has been the owner of Graceland since the passing of her father. It is located at 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard in the vast Whitehaven community, about 9 miles (14.5 km) from Downtown and less than four miles (6 km) north of the Mississippi border.

It was opened to the public as a museum on June 7, 1982. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1991, and declared a National Historic Landmark on March 27, 2006. Graceland is the second most-visited house in the U.S. after the White House, with over 650,000 visitors a year.

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