January 8, 2020, marks Elvis’s 85th birthday!
Please join us at the Birthplace as we celebrate.
Elvis’s birthplace will be free of charge for his birthday. Come visit the home where Elvis spent the first 13 years of his life.
Keep your eyes on our social media pages for updates and celebrations at the Birthplace as we get closer to the day.
Meet Roy Turner, Newest Member of the Elvis Presley Birthplace Board of Trustees.
Just like Elvis, Roy was born and raised in East Tupelo, an area not associated with wealthy and famous people, but he and Elvis made their marks in changing that.
Like Elvis, Roy attended Lawhon School and was taught by Elvis’ teachers. In the third grade, Roy was amazed when a teacher came to the door to announce that Elvis “was in the building.” He and his classmates thought that an impromptu Elvis performance would be the reason to get out of studying math, but Elvis was visiting his former fifth grade teacher that day. Only Elvis’ former teacher got to talk with him.
We continue to enhance your experience of “The Innocence of Elvis”
Have you had a chance to see some of the enhancements that have been made at the Birthplace? If you are planning a party for autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas, we still have openings at our event center. Please call Rhonda at 662-841-1245 about availability.
Save January 8, 2020, for The Ultimate Birthday Tribute!
Please join us for The Ultimate Birthday Tribute on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at the Birthplace. As you can see by the flyer above, it features 2019 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion Taylor Rodriguez. All seats are $25. For tickets and information, please call the Birthplace at 662-841-1245.
Fan Appreciation Day was Saturday, August 10!
We appreciate your support of the Elvis Presley Birthplace. His legacy lives on, and we do our best to be good stewards of that legacy.
We believe we have captured the “Experience of Elvis” in his formative years.
Thank you for your patronage. Thank you for your calls and emails. Thank you for helping us keep this experience alive.
Fan Appreciation Day is coming!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 10, and plan to join us at the Elvis Presley Birthplace!
Special things happening that Saturday include:
If you can’t come in person, visit us on Facebook. We plan to livestream program.
As part of the 2019 Tupelo Elvis Festival, on Thursday, June 6, the Elvis Presley Birthplace hosted the “Becoming” Experience.
A youth workshop on how to be an Elvis Tribute Artist took place in the morning, and a competition was held in the theater in the afternoon. A lot of youth talent was seen.
The Elvis Presley Birthplace Memorial Foundation honored Guy Harris with a bench on the birthplace property.
For those of you who have been to the birthplace, hopefully you’ve had the opportunity to meet Guy Harris. Guy and Elvis were childhood friends, and Guy has been a great friend to the Elvis Presley Birthplace giving of his time to meet with many visitors and groups and telling the stories of Elvis’ early days that he witnessed firsthand.
A friend to us all, we thank Guy for all that he does for us and all the Elvis fans. Congratulations!
We were recently honored by a visit from Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) President and Chief Executive Officer Jack Soden to the Birthplace. Mr. Soden came to Tupelo to address the Rotary Club of Tupelo. He spoke of working with the Presley family after Elvis and how Graceland came to be what it is today. He told us of the additions and expansions to the property in Memphis and talked about his wish list for the future.
After the Rotary Club meeting, Mr. Soden met with Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation Chairman Henry Dodge who gave him a tour of the “Becoming” and “Reflections” areas of the Birthplace property.
Changes are being made to the property of the Elvis Presley Birthplace.
The overview map shown above is the first of the new signage that is being placed around the birthplace property. Some signs are being changed, and some signs are being added. With such a spread out property, we want our guests to be able to find all the venues we have to offer easily. We’re always open to questions, and we feel the signage will assist in our guests finding their favorite spots.
January 8, 2019, marked Elvis’s 84th birthday!
Our friends from Graceland brought a group down the Sunday before Elvis’s birthday. While they were visiting the Birthplace, they had a few minutes to hear from Elvis’s boyhood friend Guy Harris. We were able to have Guy on Facebook live as he made his remarks. To see and hear Guy’s comments, click here.
On January 8, we had a birthday party for Elvis, and the Event Center was full of fans!
Tom Brown addressed the crowd, and we had plenty of birthday cake to go around. Elvis’s house was free of charge to visit as it always is on his birthday.