- Historic Sites
The 13.8-acre Graceland estate, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the site of Elvis Presley's white-columned mansion. The building was built in the colonial style by Ruth Moore, a niece of the original owner, in 1939. Presley moved from his former residence in East Memphis to Graceland in 1957 due to, among other causes, his neighbors' concerns about the fans who frequently drove past his house. He lived there until his death of a heart attack in the bathroom of the house in 1977. He is buried in the Meditation Gardens on the site along with his parents and his grandmother. Today, Elvis fans from around the world travel to Graceland to pay tribute to the legendary singer, movie star, and pop culture icon.