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Graceland honors 20 millionth visitor

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Elvis Presley’s Graceland welcomed its 20 millionth visitor Tuesday.

Graceland, the home of Elvis and his family for 20 years, has been open for tours since 1982.

Newlyweds Tiffany and Robert Greenoak, visiting from London, England, represented the 20 millionth customers for the historic home (Tiffany was the technical 20 millionth).

The couple, on their honeymoon, were surprised with a private tour of the home and even got the opportunity to speak with Priscilla Presley, Elvis’s former wife, on the phone as they stood in front of Graceland.

“We played Elvis music at our wedding, so for us as a couple, this trip to Memphis has tremendous meaning.  It has been a dream to visit Graceland.  I just can’t believe we’re here. We both grew up with Elvis music in our homes, our mums were big fans,” said Tiffany. “It says a lot that 20 million people have been here and to turn out to be the 20 millionth visitor is an incredible honor. We’ll have to come back for our anniversary and maybe we’ll be the 40 millionth visitor.”

The couple also received an invitation to return to Memphis for a three-night stay at the new Guest House, which is scheduled to open October 27.

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