Memorial service for Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland

Visitors wait to enter Graceland on August 12, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

of Lisa Marie Presley Final resting place Graceland is the famous mansion that was the home of his father, Elvis Presley, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Here’s what you need to know about the historic estate, site of today’s public memorial service:

Elvis purchased Graceland in 1957 for $102,500 at the age of 22, according to Graceland. Website – and lived there until his death on August 16, 1977.

The music legend’s only daughter was 9 years old at the time.

His father, Vernon Presley, was named executor and trustee of Elvis’ estate in his will. In the states. And Lisa Marie Presley became sole heir on February 1, 1993 when she turned 25.

10 years ago, due to the cost of maintaining the garden, Priscilla Presley and garden administrators decided to open Graceland to the public.

Since June 7, 1982, more than 20 million visitors from around the world have visited Graceland, according to the website.

is the estate One of the most visited houses A pilgrimage of sorts for musicians and rock ‘n’ roll fans in the country and including many celebrities and heads of state. It was added On the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

Lisa Marie Presley is buried next to her son Ben, who died in 2020. His father is also buried in the 13.8 acre garden.

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