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Tupelo Hardware Company

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Address: 114 W. Main Street, Main & Front Streets, Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone Number: +1 662-842-4637
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7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Activities: Shopping
Description: A full-service, Ace-affiliated hardware store and small engine parts...
A full-service, Ace-affiliated hardware store and small engine parts retailer. We stock items that can't be found in other hardware stores with an emphasis on supplying as man American-made items as possible. We are also proud of our historical contribution to Rock'n'Roll as the store "where Gladys bought her son his first guitar."
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"Very nostagic."

We came here specifically to see and experience the Elvis connection, we were not disapointed, being told the history of how Elvis and his Mom arrived there to purchase something... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We came here specifically to see and experience the Elvis connection, we were not disapointed, being told the history of how Elvis and his Mom arrived there to purchase something for his birthday. Even though the gentleman was busy, he took the time to explain the circumstances and the account of Gladys' purchase. It was my second visit from the... More 

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Jacksonville, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you don't stop anywhere else, make sure to visit the Tupelo Hardware Store, where Elvis' mom bought the King his first guitar. It is like taking a step back in history, with the old wooden bins, a great selection of Buck knives and a lot of old time hospitality. Souvenir t-shirts are available as well as reasonably priced hand... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Interesting but not as much as I had hoped based on the travel reviews. Looked around awhile but didn't fine anything that I thought unique.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Also the ACE hardware where Elvis bought his first guitar. It looked like a very interesting place. The window dressings and hardware would lure anyone to come on in the store,

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GeorgeBoothIII, Manager at Tupelo Hardware Company, responded to this review

Sorry that we missed you! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We arrived just as they were closing early as it was a quiet rainy day in November. The lights were off in the store but as we peered in the window, the owner noticed us and asked if we were there to see the store. We said yes but didn't want to bother him, but he insisted on us coming... More 

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GeorgeBoothIII, Manager at Tupelo Hardware Company, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed it! More 

Oneida, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you love old buildings and Elvis, you won't be disappointed with this store. To think this is where Gladys took Elvis when he was ten to buy him his first guitar is mind boggling. A wonderful building, with the old creaky hardwood floors and tin ceilings. My husband and I have a great appreciation of old buildings and thought... More 

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GeorgeBoothIII, Manager at Tupelo Hardware Company, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. More 

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Had the pleasure of seeing this place 2 times this year and again a must see for the fan and just meeting great friendly people that want to do anything to please you.

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GeorgeBoothIII, Manager at Tupelo Hardware Company, responded to this review

Hi Jerry! Thanks for your feedback and thanks for stopping by. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The staff are friendly and although they’ve probably done it a thousand times, they’re happy to tell you the story how Elvis got his first guitar when his mother took him to the store on his 10th birthday. They’ll also point out the “X” marked on the floor where Elvis stood. The store is large, and they also sell a... More 

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GeorgeBoothIII, Manager at Tupelo Hardware Company, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This store is full of history. The staff enjoys visiting with you and sharing some of the unusual things they have in the store. They still sell guitars.

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GeorgeBoothIII, Manager at Tupelo Hardware Company, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for coming to see us! More 

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I just love an old fashioned hardware store and this one even comes with an Elvis story. Stop by and I'm sure the friendly owner will tell you the story too!

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GeorgeBoothIII, Manager at Tupelo Hardware Company, responded to this review

Thank you, Lisa! We're glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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