Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial service at Graceland

Visitors wait to enter Graceland on August 12, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Visitors wait to enter Graceland on August 12, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Lisa Marie Presley’s final resting place is Graceland, the legendary mansion where her father, Elvis Presley, lived in Memphis, Tennessee.

Here’s what you need to know about the historic estate, where the public memorial service takes place today:

Elvis bought Graceland in 1957 for $102,500 when he was 22 years old, according to the Graceland website — and he lived there until his death on August 16, 1977.

The only daughter of the music legend was only 9 years old at the time.

His father, Vernon Presley, was appointed executor and trustee of the estate under Elvis’ will. And Lisa Marie Presley became the sole heir when she turned 25 years old on February 1, 1993.

More than 10 years earlier, Priscilla Presley and the estate’s executors had decided to open Graceland to the public because of the cost of maintaining the estate.

Since June 7, 1982, more than 20 million visitors from all over the world have visited Graceland, according to the website.

The estate is one of the most visited homes in the country and a place of pilgrimage for musicians and rock and roll fans, including a number of celebrities and heads of state. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

Lisa Marie Presley’s burial site is next to her son Ben, who died in 2020. Her father is also buried on the 13.8 acre property.

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