What you get to do on my Tupelo tour.
I pick up at your hotel at 9:00 AM and we drive an hour and a half to the town
where Elvis Presley was born. The first destination in Tupelo is the Elvis Presley Birthplace
Park. You will tour the actual home, the renovated museum, the chapel, and the landscape
Then we visit the other places which were part of Elvis' life in Tupelo. Ten of those places are
marked with an historic plaque. These places include Lawhon Elementary School, Johnnie's
Drive-In, Tupelo Hardware, and Milam Junior High. Other places on our tour included the
former locations of the Shakerag neighborhood, Mayhorn's grocery, site of WELO radio
broadcasting, the Assembly of God Church sand the Fairgrounds.
Usually we will eat lunch at Johnnie's Drive-In and step inside Lawhon Elementary (with
permission of the school officials). We will go inside Tupelo Hardware which is owned and
managed by the same family who founded the store.
Our last stop is Priceville Cemetery and, depending on the weather, we walk to the approximate
location of Jesse Garon's grave, Elvis' brother.
We will return to Memphis and your hotel by 5:00 or 5:30.
Here is my virtual tourof this city. I will add to this photo site from time to time.
The Tupelo Elvis Fest is held every June, first weekend. Look to their website for details.
The cost for the Tupelo tour is $95 per person. Group discounts may
be available. Use the contact Me page to ask.
There is an admission fee to tour the Birthplace home and museum. At present the admission is
$15. See below.
Except during Elvis Week, at my discretion, customers will pay for their admission to the Elvis
Presley Birthplace. The above itinerary is typical of my tour. Tour schedules and itinerary are
created at my discretion. I will alter as needed or by request.
Tupelo Elvis Tour
Elvis was born inside
here on January 8,
My favorite restaurant
in Tupelo. But closed
the original East Tupelo
Assembly of God Church
restored to its 1943
appearance.. It is now part
of the Birthplace Park and
experience a church service
the tour online. Click the PayPal button
and follow the steps. Send an email if
you are unsure about anything to me.
My written stuff - Tupelo
Here is a link to my new blog. I write about
music history or Memphis area topics. This
helped create the Birthplace Park. There
are more Tupelo stories.