It was opened to the public on June 7, 1982 as a house museum

The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1991, becoming the first site recognized for rock music-related significance. 

 Graceland was declared a National Historic Landmark on March 27, 2006, also a first for such a site

Graceland attracts more than 650,000 visitors annually. 

It rivals Hearst Castle, currently operated as a California State Park, and public attractions such as the White House,

After Elvis Presley's death in 1977, Vernon Presley served as executor of his estate. After his death in 1979, 

he chose Priscilla to act as executor of the estate of Elvis' only child, Lisa Marie, who was only 11

Graceland itself costs $500,000 a year to maintain, and the cost erodes the legacy of Elvis and Priscilla's daughter,