Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum

Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum

Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric Sites
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Museum showing objects from Elvis' childhood.
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  • AngieDO
    Nebraska200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Inexpensive and great learning experience
    This museum is really well done and even though we didn't pay for the actual tour, we could still experience much of the museum other than entering the house. We appreciated that since Graceland is ridiculously expensive. We learned a lot and were impressed by the care the museum took to make this experience positive. Also, you can buy cutouts at the gift shop!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Hannah Jacole
    Gulfport, Mississippi119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History in the Air
    I accidentally stumbled upon this place while driving to Arkansas. It was closed on the inside by the time I arrived, but even the markers and displays outside were enough to really put you in a nostalgic mood, and very informative too. I'll have to return earlier in the day sometime.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Eddie R
    Elgin, Illinois171 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Military retirement trip
    Started this review in 2019 but never finished it. This I a great self tour. You get to walk through the park and read the different things. You can go inside the church that Elvis went to as a child and sang in the choir. You get to go in his boyhood home. It's a great little self tour with lots of history. Would recommend this place and then go see Graceland.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Jen53681
    Hillsboro, Missouri78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty landscape
    We stopped here on our way to another destination, but it was a nice place to get out of the car and stretch our legs. There is a lot of walking involved, but it is handicap friendly if you have loved ones in wheelchairs. We didn’t buy any tickets to see the inside of the buildings, but it was still a nice experience as there is a lot of info outside of the buildings for you to review. A lot of reading. We visited on a Saturday during a holiday weekend and it wasn’t too busy. I suggest this as a stop if you’re coming through Tupelo. Be sure to check out the gift shop as it has a lot of cool stuff. When visiting the church on site, stand at the front of the church and look at the grounds, you’ll see the shape of a guitar.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Pink Trader
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-see for Elvis' fanssss
    The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo, Mississippi, is a pilgrimage site for any Elvis fan. It's a place where you can walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock 'n' Roll himself. The small house where he was born, the nearby chapel, and the museum showcasing memorabilia from his life and career are all incredibly fascinating. You can't help but feel a connection to the music legend. However, it's essential to note that it's relatively compact, so you can cover everything fairly quickly. If you're looking for an all-day adventure, you might find that you've seen it all sooner than expected. Nonetheless, the experience of tracing the roots of the musical icon is truly special.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 12, 2023
  • Tammy D
    Barling, Arkansas20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This would make Elvis very proud. Nice peaceful place full of memories.
    Wow such a peaceful place. Lots of memories of Elvis. They were closed when we got there so only walked around outside but it was a beautiful place. We ran back by the next morning before heading home and went to the gift shop. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about Elvis. I only intended on buying a t-shirt but bought some Christmas gifts for friends also. Prices are reasonable. I just know I’m gonna regret not buying the standup cardboard if Elvis. Lol. Less than $50. (Many to chose from too). Go check it out!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Martha P
    North Liberty, Iowa37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable
    My husband is a huge Elvis fan. Always travel to Graceland and then to birthplace. Enjoyable to read and see the history of Elvis life. Very affordable. Nice upgrade to the outside and loved the church service.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written October 4, 2023
  • cgray1962
    Austin, Texas117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Very nice little area with his childhood home, church and small museum with lovely outdoor area nicely landscaped. I recommend this over the overpriced Graceland anyway. Really enjoyed it. The church video was a little long but other than that, really nice.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 14, 2023
  • EMSJ
    Bath, United Kingdom546 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Definite must for any Elvis fan.
    Having been to Graceland a few years ago this was a must visit. We actually went out off are way to stay the one night in Tupelo so I could visit Elvis place of birth. I wasn’t disappointed and surprisingly even my husband enjoyed it unlike Graceland, which he thought was very tacky. There is an entrance charge which in all fairness is not that much especially as the fee goes towards helping the community, but if you don’t want to go into the chapel or his birthday home it’s all free to walk around. There is a nice little gift shop that has some nice things. Unfortunately for some reason the cafe was closed the day we went. Elvis music is pipped everywhere even the toilets :-)).
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 16, 2023
  • 8reynolds8
    54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical Awe
    We did an Elvis from Birth to Death pilgrimage, and this is where we began. Elvis began in this 300 sq ft home and ended in the 17,552 sq ft Graceland home. A true rags to riches story! The staff was very sweet, and the southern belle who hosted us for the church presentation was just absolutely precious.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 22, 2023
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Aaron Ross
148 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We were looking for something to do in northern Mississippi, and this fit the bill. Graceland is too expensive for us (not being hardcore Elvis fans), so this allowed us to get a taste of the American experience that is Elvis. The museum is quick and understated, and focuses mainly on his life growing up. We did not pay to go into his birth house, which is fine since it is a tiny two-room shack and viewing it from the outside more or less makes the point that he grew up poor. It was nice to walk around the grounds and see the shrine and memorial that has been made for a real icon f American music. Bonus points for a great gift shop.
Written August 1, 2021
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Dean P
Fort Myers Beach, FL8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This museum is well worth the stop. It contains many exhibits and stories of how the King of Rock and Roll raised himself from poor/humble beginnings to super stardom. The guides who populate the Museum are passionate about their favorite son and really add meat to the bone to give visitors a full historical experience. We combined this stop into our travel itinerary after visiting Graceland in Memphis TN so it really made the Elvis Experience complete. Highly recommended!!
Written November 4, 2021
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flutepilot
Delavan, WI119 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
My wife's son recommended we stop here and he met us there. He knew of it, but had not been there himself. Elvis' birth house is a two room house. You go in one side and out the other. The museum is quite small and cluttered. The cost for both is $15.00/person. For what there is, this is very steep. I was fortunate in that I was wearing my my USAF Retired hat. This dropped the cost to $10.00 for the entire group and, had I been currently active duty, it would have free. The grounds were actually more interesting than either the house or the museum. The church and chapel were both closed for renovation which made the normal cost even worse. If you are an Elvis maniac, ok but otherwise, forget it.
Written October 19, 2020
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Judi C
13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I had high expectations for our visit but left a bit disappointed. We had paid for the three attractions - museum, birthplace and chapel. The museum was great and very informative but was sorry we paid extra for the other two. We made the mistake of watching the film in the museum so the chapel had closed by the time we got there. The birthplace was less than a minute walk-through so definitely not worth the extra money. The grounds look beautiful but are not very handicap accessible so we were unable to walk up the hill to see the Becoming statue we had heard about. Best advice - skip the birthplace and chapel, enjoy the museum and the grounds is you are able.
Written June 15, 2021
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fbriggs2015
Jefferson, GA428 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
If you are an Elvis fan this is a must do, if you’re not really a fan don’t waste time going here. I am a fan and my family arrived early on a Sunday afternoon. I think it cost around $60 for 3 to tour the museum, house, and church. We started out in the museum which was actually quite small and a little disappointing considering it was an Elvis museum. There were no pics allowed in the museum but there were several displays in the hallway leading up to a theater you could take pics of. You could spend $1.50 on a book that gave you info on everything and the same map you can get off the website. We bought the book because the money goes to the museum and exhibits. Leaving the museum we walked to the small 2 room house. We were told the house is in its original location and is the actual house but furnishings are not from Presley family but instead donations. It was interesting to see how small the house was and listen to the guide talk about how they would have lived then. Once we left the house we walked to the church that was the church Elvis attended and moved to this site. The rest of the grounds had several statues and a ton of info about the time Elvis spent in Tupelo. If you’re wanting to see the superstar Elvis go to Graceland but if you want to see how the superstar came to be the info is here. You can tour the grounds free but spend the money and take it all in.
Written July 10, 2023
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD10,090 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
We stopped on the east side of Tupelo to walk the free 15 acre property devoted to the early history of Elvis (passing on the $9 each museum and $9 each house and church tour). The church was closed.
The two room house, built by his father and grandfather for $180, was lost for lack of payment, demonstrating the hard times in the Depression. His family moved several times in the 13 years they lived in Mississippi.
The property is lovely on a sunny day to see: “Elvis at 13”, climb to his "Becoming" caped statue at the rear, then descend to the beautiful pond.
Written September 29, 2020
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Frenchhoosier
Indianapolis, IN60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Great place for afficionados. The birthplace of Elvis, thé church of his first public singing and a small museum. The person in the house was full of anecdotes. The church has an audio visual component that is very well done. Thé restaurant of the grounds allow for a nice walk.
Written March 15, 2020
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Marguerite H
Harlingen6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The grounds are so nice. Well maintained and beautiful to walk around. His birth home is small, just two rooms and the furnishings are not authentic to the family but still - what a humble beginning. The museum itself is well organized and easy to walk from one exhibit to the next. Well written details of his life and the lives of his parents. My husband tells me he came away with a much greater understanding of Elvis as a person - How his music was a reflection of the Various influences of his community. He was musically grounded in gospel, country and blues which enabled him to popularize early rock and roll. Hail Elvis!
Written January 7, 2020
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ChristusG
Florida848 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This was a good place to stop and stretch our legs when traveling. We did not pay to actually go into the buildings, but I don’t feel it’s necessary unless you are a huge Elvis fan or something. We were perfectly content seeing the outside of the buildings, reading the plaques, seeing the statues, taking photos, and wandering the garden areas. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The gift shop is cute with unique items and clean bathrooms.
Written September 14, 2022
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Terpmama4
Howe, OK83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We got stranded midway on a cross country trip and had 5 days to kill while we waited for a new transmission. Luckily my teenage son knows who Elvis is, so he was up for the trip. (Yay!) I was impressed by how interesting it was for him. He enjoyed reading all the anecdotal childhood stories, as did I. We made it a mission to not miss any. He was a also happy to discover he was taller than Elvis was at his age. We hiked up to the Beloved statue, a local who was enjoying the lookout view, told us that people enjoy seeing the sunset from that sitting area. We didn't stay long enough to see it, but I'm sure it's beautiful. It was clean, well kept and the ladies that worked there were very nice, helpful and knowledgeable. We both really enjoyed it!
Written August 5, 2020
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