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I’m going to Graceland: Scattering ashes at the home of Elvis Presley

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Graceland, home of the 20th Century icon Elvis Presley and a place of secular pilgrimage for many, but can you scatter ashes at his estate in Memphis Tennessee (USA)?

We have contacted the booking office and enquiry department and have had no response. So we trawled the various web forums about ‘The King’ , apart from the usual array of nutters there was a lead from a site dedicated to those who adore the classic american electric guitar the Les Paul (big world ah?) and on the forum was a chap who had set off from the UK to the US to scatter the ashes of his mother at Graceland. It would appear he too had had trouble getting a response, but had finally contacted them by phone and they said it would be fine as long as he did it discreetly and first thing in the morning – it would appear that after going to the trouble of asking he then ignored their instruction – hay ho. I can understand the lack of response from the estate, as I am sure they would wish to keep scattering ceremonies to a minimum due to limited space, demand and visitor numbers,  but they do seem amenable if pressed.

So if you or your loved ones wish to rest forever at the home of King then it seems it may be possible, but call rather than email and be prepared to follow their instructions.

This is their contact page  www.graceland.com

4 thoughts on “I’m going to Graceland: Scattering ashes at the home of Elvis Presley

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    Allyson Rochkus Roethle - 19th October 2021

    I’ve always wanted “some” of me scattered there. I always assumed it would not be allowed bc it is his grave, not mine. But then I thought they must understand those of us who wish to, loved Elvis beyond explanation. So then I’ve envisioned my Husband or Daughter granting my wish and bringing a little of me there and discreetly leaving me near his grave, but probably on their security cameras. What then I’m thinking? Would I immediately be sucked up into a vacuum? No thanks. So now I’m thinking “asking permission” is the best policy. Maybe they really do understand…….which would be very giving of them.

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      Richard Martin - 20th October 2021

      I wish you the best luck Allyson

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    Rebecca - 7th February 2021

    Hi my dad and I visited Graceland and stayed in Heartbreak hotel in 2005, he was a massive Elvis fan and dying of covid. He would like one last vist there – his ashes. Is this possible?

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      Richard Martin - 9th February 2021

      Dear Rebecca
      It may be possible, the estate gets a lot of request – you would need to speak to them directly.
      I hope it goes well.
      Kind regards
      Richard

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