This just in from Heritage News (April 2006): Interior Secretary Gale Norton designated Graceland, home of the king of rock ‘n’ roll Elvis Presley, as a National Historic Landmark on March 27, 2006. Click here for the full press release.
Norton made the announcement during a special ceremony with Priscilla Presley on the mansion grounds in Memphis, Tennessee. Graceland was Presley’s primary residence for 20 years of his 23-year career and is the one site most associated with him. It is one of the five most visited home museums in the United States and the most recognizable residence in the nation after the White House (which is quite scary).
Graceland is now in the company of Mount Vernon, Monticello, Hoover Dam, (and for us archaeologists) the William Paca House and Cahokia Mounds.