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Tupelo Hardware Company

Address: 114 W. Main Street, Main & Front Streets, Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone Number: +1 662-842-4637
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Tupelo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: A full-service, Ace-affiliated hardware store and small engine parts retailer. We stock items that...
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Oneida, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

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
52 helpful votes 52 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 

Greenville, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

As you visit downtown Tupelo, you will want to stop by the hardware store where Elvis and his mother went shopping for his 10th Birthday. The store, now in the 4th generation of the Booth family, will make you feel welcome and love telling the story as they show you to the duct taped "X" in front of the sales... More 

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The story goes Elvis wanted an air rifle or a bike for his birthday....his mother wanted neither as they were both likely to injure him one way or another...he got a guitar...great place to visit if you're doing the whole Elvis trail from his birthplace up into Memphis.

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

Thank you for stopping by. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This place has not changed either, they have one person who waits on Elvis fans, can you believe it. Again as in the whole town the people are friendly and great. The lady tells the story about Elvis and waits on you. Had to buy a t-shirt.

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

Hope you enjoy that t-shirt! We just had another group from Wisconsin in this week. More 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Just stepping through the door you could feel like the day Elvis walked in with his Mom for his first guitar (although apparently he wanted a rifle). It's got a nice corner set up to where Elvis got his guitar. We talked to the Owner and he was very nice to talk with and this was the highlight of our... More 

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

Thanks for stopping by. We enjoy meeting fans from Canada! More 

Bella Vista, Arkansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

You can get just about any hardware you need at this diversified, old-fashioned, general hardware store, but don't leave until you've been given the grand tour of the guitars! This is where Elvis Presley, as a child, bought his first guitar. You can have your picture taken where he bought it. We even had Christmas cards made from the picture... More 

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