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Graceland Mansion - The second-most-visited home outside of The White House, Graceland is located at 3717 Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis, Tennessee. The mansion is named for Grace Toof who built the mansion in 1939.

Elvis Presley purchased the house in 1957 at the age of 22, for the sum of $100,000 which included the 13.8 acres of surrounding property. Sadly, on August 16, 1977, Presley was found dead in Graceland's upstairs bathroom, the victim of an apparent overdose of drugs.

In 1982, his house was opened to the public and soon attracted visitors from around the globe who came to see the home of their idol and his legacy which include The Jungle Room; the pink Cadillac he bought for his mother; Elvis' collection of guns, jewelry, and costumes; the Hall of Gold displaying some 200 gold and platinum albums; the Mediation Garden, the family burial plot for Elvis, Jesse Garon his stillborn twin, father Vernon, mother Gladys and Grandma Minnie; and the upstairs bedroom which remains exactly as it was the day that Elvis Presley (born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935) "left the building" for good.

Graceland has been the travel destination of a number of situation comedy characters including such Elvis devotees as waitress Carla Tortelli (Rhea Perlman) from CHEERS/NBC/1982-93; interior designer assistant Charlene Frazier (Jean Smart) from DESIGNING WOMEN/CBS/1986-93; rock musician and Elvis wannabe, Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) from FULL HOUSE/ABC/1987-95; Russell Norton (Dave Thomas), a pharmacist from Victory, Missouri from GRACE UNDER FIRE/ABC/CBS/1993-98; and editor Perry White (Lane Smith) from the science fiction series LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN/ABC/1993-97.

Graceland Mansion Entrance Gate
Entrance Gate to Graceland Museum


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