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Welcome to the Birthplace

The House Where the Legend Was Born


In 1934, Vernon Presley borrowed $180 for materials to build a small frame house in East Tupelo. It was in this little house on January 8, 1935, that the King of Rock ‘n Roll was born.

Financially, times were hard on Vernon and Gladys. The family lived in the house about three years until the home was repossessed when Vernon could not repay the $180 loan.

The Presley family lived in other locations in Tupelo until Elvis was thirteen years old when they moved to Memphis. Vernon and Gladys worked various jobs while in Tupelo and moved several different times during the thirteen years they resided in Mississippi.

While in Tupelo, Elvis attended the Assembly of God Church with his family where he was first exposed to gospel music that influenced his musical style throughout his career.

It was in Tupelo that Elvis was exposed to bluesmen in the Shake Rag community where he lived for a time. His family also listened to country music radio programs from which Elvis drew influence.

Colorful Metal Guitar at Elvis Presley Birthplace
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Ticket Information

GRAND TOUR:

Adults – $17
Children Ages 7 to 12 – $8
Under 7 – Free
Seniors 60+ – $14
Students 13 to 18 – $14

HOUSE ONLY TOUR:

Adults – $8
Children 7 to 12 – $5
Under 7 – Free
Seniors – $8
Students – $8

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Hours of Operation

Open Mon – Sat 9:00 to 5:00
Open Sun 1:00 to 5:00

306 Elvis Presley Drive
Tupelo, MS 38801
Phone: (662) 841-1245
Fax: (662) 690-6623

Elvis Presley Birthplace Walkthrough and Map

Walk-Through and Map

Walk the trails that Elvis might have walked.

More than 100,000 visitors from around the world tour the Elvis Presley Center each year which includes the Elvis Birthplace, the Elvis Presley Museum and Memorial Chapel, and Elvis Presley Park.

Take The Tour


Vernon Presley, Elvis’ father, with help from Jessie, his father and Vester, his brother, built this home in 1934 with $180 that Vernon Borrowed from his employer. It was in this humble, two room house lit by a single light bulb in each room that Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935. Elvis was one of two children born to Vernon and Gladys. Elvis’ identical twin, Jessie Garon, was stillborn.

The city of Tupelo bought the home and surrounding property in 1957. Elvis wanted a park for the neighborhood children and donated the proceeds from a 1957 concert at the Tupelo Fairgrounds to further cause. The property stands in its original location and has been restored to its original condition, decorated with period furniture, and is open to the public for tour.

  • The Birthplace

    It was in this little house on January 8, 1935 that the King of Rock ‘n Roll was born.

  • 1948 Granite Block

    The stone commemorates Elvis' 13th year and marks the walkway to the ``Elvis at 13`` Statue.

  • Elvis at 13 Statue

    An impressionistic bronze likeness of Elvis at age 13 dedicated to fans worldwide in 2002.

“I took the guitar, and I watched people, and I learned to play a little bit. But I would never sing in public. I was very shy about it.”

Elvis Presley

Talking about the $7.95 guitar his mother Gladys bought from the Tupelo Hardware Store on January 8, 1946 when he 11 years old

Mississippi Music Markers


Birthplace of Elvis Presley Historical Marker

Mississippi Historical Site

Mississippi Country Music Trailer - Elvis Country

Mississippi Country Music Trail

Mississippi Blues Commission Elvis Presley and the Blues Historic Music Marker

Mississippi Blues Commission

  • Elvis' Childhood Church

    The Assembly of God Pentecostal Church - The actual building where the Presley family attended church services.

  • Elvis Presley Memorial Chapel

    A place of meditation Elvis dreamed of having. A popular attraction and a venue for weddings and special services.

  • Story Wall

    Vivid Portrayals of Elvis' life as a boy in Tupelo as told by some of his childhood friends.

  • Fountain of Life

    Thirteen upper waterspouts representing the years Elvis lived in Tupelo and 29 lower spouts symbolizing Elvis' life in Memphis.

  • Elvis Presley Museum

    The museum displays exhibits containing Tupelo artificats, large photomurals, graphics, and audiovisual presentations that focus on Elvis “The Boy.”

  • Theatre

    The theatre offers a full stage with lighting. Projection to the screen can be either front or rear.

  • Gift Shop

    Over 2,000 souvenir items for sale, you're sure to find just the right piece of Elvis memorabilia.

  • Memphis Bound

    The 1939 green Plymouth sedan is a replica of the car that the Presley family drove when leaving Tupelo headed for Memphis.

  • Event Center

    The Event Center offers a great hall, a theater, and a small meeting room.

  • Amphitheater

    The perfect venue for an outdoor concert or a special gathering.

  • Picnic Pavillion

    The picnic pavilion can be reserved for family reunions, church gatherings, organizational meetings, etc.

  • Reflections

    A rustic, natural, serene place perfect for spending some quiet time.

  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    Tucked away for peaceful reflections.

  • Becoming Statue

    Standing atop the overlook for all to see, two statues known by one name - BECOMING.

  • Large RV/Bus Parking

    Ample space and parking for large recreational vehicles as well as buses.