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Elvis Presley: This Beloved Graceland Room Was Originally Not Part of the Tour, the Surprising Reason Why

Elvis Presley‘s Graceland estate is on the National Register of Historic Places. It made the United States Federal Government’s official list of structures deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance or great artistic value in 1991. Surprisingly, one beloved mansion room was initially not part of the tour, which takes fans through the abode the king of rock and roll called home for 20 years.

Elvis Presley poses outside of Graceland | Bettmann/Getty Images

Elvis Presley’s Graceland opened up for tours in 1982

Upon Elvis Presley’s 1977 death, his estate suffered from a cash flow problem due to the entertainer’s extreme spending habits. According to its official website, at the time, Graceland cost over half a million dollars annually in maintenance and taxes.

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