Inside Graceland, Elvis Presley’s Memphis Mansion: Photos

Presley purchased the Graceland estate in 1957 for $102,500.

Exterior view of Elvis Presley's house Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Exterior view of Elvis Presley’s house, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee.


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The Colonial Revival-style mansion, which was built in 1939, has eight bedrooms and four bathrooms, The Guardian reported after a tour of the house. About half of the 23 rooms in the house are off-limits to visitors, including the entire second floor — where the star’s master suite is located.

According to the Graceland websitevisitors are only allowed access to common spaces, including the living room, the kitchen, and the TV room. Spanning 17,552 square feet, the sprawling residence has five sets of staircases, three fireplaces, and a kidney-shaped swimming pool.

Presley frequently had friends and family over at the mansion, including an entourage of confidants and associates the media dubbed the “Memphis Mafia.” Some members of the group were childhood friends of Presley’s, including his bodyguards Red and Sonny West.

In 2006, Graceland was designated a National Historic Landmark, per the National Park Service.

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