Photo Gallery: An Intimate Tour of Graceland

We can only think of a handful of houses that are also household names — and most of them belong to former presidents. Graceland, Elvis Presley’s Memphis mansion, is probably as well-known as the rock and roll icon himself; now a museum and one of the most-visited private homes in America, the twenty-three room house, known for its gaudy, bordello-like decor, contains such design quirks as a media room with three televisions, a racquetball court, and an indoor waterfall. Outdoors, you’ll find the Meditation Garden where Elvis, his parents, and grandmother Minnie Mae Hood Presley are buried, along with two of his private planes. New York-based photographer Rinze van Brug was recently given a private tour of Graceland, and the resulting images make you feel like you’re standing there right alongside him, walking through a piece of pop culture history. If you’re as curious as we were to go inside of this famed mausoleum of kitsch, click through to take the magical tour now.

Photo credit: Rinze van Brug