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“Also known as Tupelo Hardware.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tupelo Hardware Company

Tupelo Hardware Company
Ranked #1 of 11 Shopping in Tupelo
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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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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Also known as Tupelo Hardware.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

This was the place where Elvis' mother took him to buy his first guitar when he was eleven. The store hasn't changed a bit since those days! And the staff are lovely and take the time to tell you the stories as if you were the first person who has ever asked!

Visited December 2011
3 Thank Heathertemp
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Stand where Elvis stood and got his first guitar!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

This was a must see while in Tupelo. The staff was so friendly and willing to talk at length and tell stories about their encounters and knowledge of Elvis. We spent as much time in this store as we did at the birthplace. Original flooring has the X to mark the spot the King stood. The even took our pic behind the counter!! If you go to Tupelo you cannot miss stopping in here.

Visited December 2011
5 Thank biggestozzyfan
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54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful piece of history.....like a little time capsule...loved it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011

We came to this little store after visiting where Elvis was born and spent the 1st few years of his life. This store is wonderful, suspended in time and selling every little nick nack you can imagine. They appreciate their connection with the King of Rock n roll and still have the original cabinet where the guitar he bought wass stored, they have also 'X marks the spot' where he had his mother would have stood. We spoke to a wonderful man (whose name I regret not getting) who told us his own personal stories of seeing Elvis perform, gave us all goosebumps istening to hm. They allow you to take photographs and are very polite, considerate and LOVE the English. Another little piece of Elvis history not to be missed if a true fan. Would recommend it and the little town of Tupelo is just perfect :)

Visited August 2011
4 Thank shbsouthampton
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Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wow, what a surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2011

We did not plan on stopping here, but just happened by. Well worth the stop, not only to hear the Elvis stories, but just to see an operational small town Hardware store. What a site. Take the time and visit, it's worth it.

Visited April 2011
3 Thank bcguy123
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Selkirk, Manitoba
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“an honourable experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2003

I felt a warm feeling come over me, as I stood in the spot where rock and roll began!!! It was an honour!! I felt the presence of a little boy who would be king, as he was first introduced to what would become a legend!!! MANY thanks...Lynda and Eddie Miller

4 Thank LyndaGaye
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