Home of The King: The Graceland Quiz

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Elvis Presley's Memphis, Tennessee, home, Graceland, has been a tourist mecca for years. Some go to pay homage to The King, and some go to gawk at the over-the-top decor. How much do you know about Graceland? Take this quiz to find out.

How old was Elvis when he bought Graceland?

Elvis bought Graceland in March 1957, when he was age 22.

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About how much did he pay for Graceland?

Elvis gave his parents a $100,000 budget to find him a house. They bought Graceland for $102,500.

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Why didn't Elvis move into Graceland right away?

Elvis was filming "Jailhouse Rock" when the sale went through.

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When was Graceland built?

Thomas and Ruth Moore built Graceland in 1939.

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About how many square feet did it originally have?

Graceland, as the Moores built it, was 10,300 square feet.

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How many square feet does it have now?

Elvis added about 7,200 square feet — it's now 17,552 square feet.

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When was Graceland opened to the public?

Priscilla Presley opened Graceland to public tours in 1982.

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Priscilla Presley opened Graceland to the public because the estate was running out of money. How long did it take for the money to be earned back?

The first day's 3,000 tickets sold out immediately, and the money was made back in a month.

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Who owns Graceland now?

Lisa Marie Presley inherited the estate when she turned 25 in 1993.

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How many rooms does Graceland have?

Graceland has 23 rooms, including eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

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The White House is the most-visited residence in the United States, and Graceland is the third. What's the second?

The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, gets about 900,000 visitors a year.

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Who was the last person to live full-time at Graceland?

Elvis' Aunt Delta lived at Graceland until she died in 1993.

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How many people visit Graceland every year?

According to the Graceland website, the estate receives 600,000 visitors a year.

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What's the centerpiece of the Jungle Room?

The Jungle Room has a cut-stone waterfall on one wall.

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Which room is lined with 350 yards (320 meters) of pleated fabric?

It was Elvis' own idea to cover the walls and ceiling of the billiards room with fabric.

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Who was the first sitting president to visit Graceland?

Graceland closed its doors to the public for the first time since 1982 when former President George W. Bush visited on June 30, 2006.

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Which world leader accompanied Bush?

The visit was Bush's gift to retiring Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, a big Elvis fan.

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Who inspired Elvis to install a wall of TVs in his TV room?

Elvis put in three TVs so he could watch all the newscasts like President Johnson did.

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Which floor of Graceland is off-limits to visitors?

The second floor is very closely guarded and remains largely in its 1977 state.

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Why did Princes William and Harry visit Graceland in 2014?

William and Harry got a private tour of Graceland as part of a friend's wedding weekend.

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When was Graceland made a National Historic Landmark?

Graceland became one of about 2,500 National Historic Landmarks in 2006.

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Besides Elvis and his parents, who is buried at Graceland?

Elvis' grandmother, Minnie Mae Hood Presley, and his stillborn twin, Jesse, are also buried in Graceland's meditation garden.

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Where did Elvis propose to his girlfriend, Ginger Alden, in 1977?

The master bathroom was Elvis' favorite room in the house, so that's where he proposed to Alden.

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In which room did Elvis die?

Elvis' body was found in his bathroom in August 1977.

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Which sports facility did Elvis add to Graceland?

Elvis played racquetball almost every day, sometimes in the middle of the night.

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Why did Elvis call the estate Graceland?

Grace Toof was the daughter of the original owner of the estate.

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What shape is the Graceland pool?

Elvis specifically requested a kidney-shaped pool.

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Who narrates the Graceland iPad tour?

John Stamos narrates the iPad tour, which debuted in 2014.

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What's the price of a basic Graceland tour for an adult?

The "Mansion Tour" is $38.75 per adult.

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How much is a "Elvis Entourage VIP Tour + Airplanes Tour"?

Eighty bucks gets you the basics plus special exhibits, a peek inside Elvis' planes and all-day access to Graceland.

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