The Official Blog of Graceland

Welcome to the official blog of Elvis Presley’s Graceland! We kick off our new blog with all of the exciting events taking place during Elvis Week 2014. You can also take Elvis-inspired quizzes, get first-looks on events here at Graceland and how-to guides on everything you need to know about Elvis and his home. Like Elvis, we come with a little southern charm!

Elvis Presley’s “Tickle Me” at 50

Yes, it’s Elvis – as a singin’, swingin’ cowboy! Elvis Presley’s “Tickle Me” turns 50 this month. “Tickle Me” was released June 30, 1965, followed by a nationwide release on July 7. The movie, a musical-Western-romance-comedy, has fans LOL’ing with its sight gags and Elvis’ innate comedy timing. “Tickle Me” was...
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A Father’s Day Tribute: Vernon Presley

One of the constants in Elvis Presley’s life was his father, Vernon. Elvis’ dad was always there, raising his son in Tupelo, supporting his early career in Memphis and working behind the scenes as his son became the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. This Father’s Day, on Sunday, June 21, we celebrate Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley. Jesse D. and Minnie Mae Presley welcomed...
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The Man Who Dressed the King: Bill Belew and Elvis Presley

Rock stars love the grungy look: sweat-stained T-shirts, ragged jeans, worn-out shoes. But Elvis Presley was no ordinary rock star. He was, after all, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and he dressed like it. Fans never saw Elvis on stage in anything less than the best. Even early on in his career, he carefully chose his fashionable stagewear. He wanted to give the audience a thrill –...
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33 Years of Elvis Presley’s Graceland

Elvis Presley’s Graceland opened to the public on June 7, 1982. Sunday, June 7, 2015, is our 33rd anniversary. To say we’ve been busy in those 33 years is an understatement. In 33 years,  over 19 million Elvis fans have walked in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Graceland. Guests come from around the globe to see the house Elvis called home. Some of those...
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The Arboretum at Elvis Presley’s Graceland

There’s something for everyone at Elvis Presley’s Graceland – especially if you love nature. Graceland is surrounded by beautiful trees, flowers and plants, all of which are maintained and cared for by our grounds-keeping staff. Not only do these trees and flowers make the property even prettier, but they are also educational. The Graceland Mansion was named the Tennessee Urban...
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An Elvis Presley Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, May 24 is National Scavenger Hunt Day, so we’re asking you: How well do you know Elvis Presley’s Graceland? Graceland is more than just the King’s castle. Graceland was Elvis’ home, his private piece of paradise in a very public world. It feels both like the home of a Southern gentleman and a rock ‘n’ roll legend. There are family portraits, cozy...
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Elvis Presley’s Police

If Elvis had not grown up to be the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, there’s a chance he would have been a police officer. As the world’s most recognizable celebrity, Elvis needed security almost all the time, so he spent plenty of time, and became friends with, the officers who ensured his safety. In honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day (May 15, 2015) and Police Week, we’re looking at Elvis’ fascination...
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A Mother’s Day Tribute: Gladys Presley

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, so we’re celebrating the woman who gave her son to the world. Without Gladys Presley, we wouldn’t have Elvis Presley. Gladys’ best-known trait is right there in her name: Love. She was born Gladys Love Smith on April 25, 1912, in Pontotoc County, Mississippi – about 15 miles outside of Tupelo. She was one of nine children, and she...
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The Top Reasons to Attend Elvis Week

Elvis Week 2015 is only about three months away… Are you ready? Elvis Week is a weeklong celebration of everything Elvis here at Graceland in Memphis. It’s an incredible week full of music, fun and, of course, Elvis. Whether you’ve been multiple times or this is your first time, you’ll have an unforgettable experience at Elvis Week. Why should you make the trek to Memphis...
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Hit the Jackpot: Elvis Presley and Las Vegas Trivia Game

Viva Las Vegas! This week we celebrate the grand opening of ELVIS: The Exhibition, Elvis Experience and the Elvis Presley’s Wedding Chapel at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The expansive, permanent exhibition features hundreds of artifacts never displayed outside of Graceland. The chapel offers couples the chance to celebrate Elvis and their love as they get married or renew...
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