Elvis bought Graceland in 1957. Graceland was named after the niece of the original owner, S.E. Toof. Graceland was Elvis’ refuge from the pressures of performing and the crush of the media. Elvis is buried in the Meditation Garden behind the mansion.
Today, Graceland is a major tourist attraction for the Memphis area. Fans from all over the world come to visit it each year. The mansion is also on the National Registry of Historical Places. Also, each year on the anniversary of Elvis’ death, fans attend the annual candle light vigil. In late Spring of 2006, Graceland was designated a National Landmark.
The historical marker in front of Graceland wall.
Love notes for Elvis on the wall surrounding Graceland.
Elvis in front of Graceland gates circa 1957.
Register of Historical Places sign.
Graceland: Home of Elvis Presley.
Gracelands front entrance.
Graceland decked out for Christmas.
Fans touring Graceland.
Close up of the back of Graceland.
Side view of the back of Graceland.
Graceland’s swimming pool.
The Meditation Garden.
Elvis’ grave at Graceland.
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