Elvis Presley and Lisa Marie on continuing to celebrate Thanksgiving at Graceland
It’s been 40 years since Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, was opened to the public for guided tours. The last member of the family to live there was the King’s Aunt Delta, who died in 1993, long after the house had been turned into a museum. However, the late star’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, still likes to visit what is still her home, even on vacation.
Graceland Archivist Angie Marchese previously said on a live Graceland broadcast: “One of Lisa’s favorite things to do here is share her memories of Graceland with her children and their friends. And do things that she and Elvis used to do, like ride golf carts or watch the horses and things like that. They come quite often. This is still her house.”
Asked if the kitchen appliances still work, the Elvis expert said: “Yes, the kitchen appliances work. They are turned off for fire safety, but still work. And when Lisa Marie and her family are here, we turn on each other and sometimes have dinner here at the mansion.”
The china used by the king’s daughter for such meals is kept in a secret room not on the tour.
Lisa Marie previously told USA Today: “It’s a very special place…it closes down pretty well at night. I have a family that I love very much that lives there in Memphis. When I go… I visit [Graceland]. We had dinner there. My family still goes there, and we still have a life there.”
When asked what she and her kids do when they visit Elvis’ house, Lisa Marie highlighted the occasional Thanksgiving, saying, “Mom wasn’t there at the time, but we’re going to be there in a couple of weeks, together. I have stayed there [overnight] in the past but not recently, no.”
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