Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) announced Thursday, August 10, 2017 of new changes to their Graceland visitors policy that will cause only paying guests the opportunity to visit Elvis Presley’s grave in Memphis, Tennessee.
Graceland is the second most visited home in the United, after the White House in Washington, D.C. Elvis Week begins this weekend and Memphis anticipates one of the largest crowds ever to attend because of the 40th anniversary of his death. Historically, thousands of fans holding candles on August 15, walk from the front gates of Graceland to the grave site for a silent memorial service. Elvis died upstairs in his bathroom directly above the entrance of Graceland on August 16, 1977.
Because of security and safety, EPE indicates fans without wristbands will not be allowed through the gates of Graceland for the candlelight vigil. Depending on the ticket type, wristbands costs between $28-$75 each.