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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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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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Came here alone last year, met up with Howard Hite. He brought me to his office and had coffee with him. He signed my book that I bought and we talked about Elvis. Really cool... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
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102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It is what it is.... a hardware store. The staff is super nice, but can spot tourists instantly. They will greet you and tell you the story of how Elvis wanted a rifle, but his mother convinced him a guitar would be better. You have to use your imagination to appreciate this as an attraction, but there is some merit... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Came here alone last year, met up with Howard Hite. He brought me to his office and had coffee with him. He signed my book that I bought and we talked about Elvis. Really cool experience!!

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Collierville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I think if you are really into Elvis and going to Graceland, you should start in Tupelo with the birthplace and Tupelo Hardware. This really cool looking store is filled with neat stuff to look at and as many of the other commentors mention, the people in the store are very happy to tell the story of Elvis getting his... More 

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Venice, FL
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This was a highlight of a road trip to Memphis from Florida.It was well worth stopping for. We were only in the store for a minute or two before George asked us if we were on an Elvis tour. Once we said we were he told us everything. It was a history lesson delivered by an expert. We left with... More 

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

Thanks PhotoBob! We are glad that your trip was an enjoyable one. More 

Tupelo, Mississippi
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you want to know what a hardware store looks like, this is the place to go. From elevator bolts to hot air andirons you will find it there. The guys that work there can help you with most any project and you can see what a hardware store looked like 75 years ago. Also, this is the place that... More 

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

Thank you for coming in. Please stop by again! More 

Mississippi
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Longtime local store..where Elvis Presley got his first guitar. But with the tourist stuff aside, if this place ain't got what you need...you don't need it!

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

Thanks Sallie! We appreciate you stopping by! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We've all heard the stories. We've all seen the photos. Now visit the store. But don't expect too much. After all, it is a genuine hardware store. Elvis' mother bought his first guitar from this store when Elvis was 11, for about $7. Today you can buy a simple (non-Elvis trademarked) guitar from the store for $99. The best souvenir... More 

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

Thanks for coming in to see us! More 

Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A real hardware store!!! They have everything g a hanyperson needs plus guitars!!!!!! Very friendly and helpful service.

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

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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GeorgeBoothIII, Manager at Tupelo Hardware Company, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back for a second visit. We love visiting with Elvis fans! More 

Jacksonville, United States
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Thanks for coming in. Glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

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Additional Information about Tupelo Hardware Company

Address: 114 W. Main Street, Main & Front Streets, Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone Number: +1 662-842-4637
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Tupelo
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

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