Before the crowds, before Graceland, before there was a King, there was Tupelo. The city celebrates the music legend's early years at the Elvis Presley Birthplace.
Presley was born in this northeast Mississippi city on Jan. 8, 1935, in a two-room home that his father built. Each year, more than 80,000 people visit the home, which Elvis once remarked could fit inside his living room at Graceland.
The property, which has become one of the most popular attractions in the state of Mississippi, has evolved over the years, with the restoration of the house completed before Presley’s death, the construction of a meditation chapel in 1979, and the opening of a museum in 1992.
The site also includes the fully restored Assembly of God church that Elvis attended with his family as a little boy and a replica of the family vehicle. More information about this unique Tupelo attraction, including hours and admission prices, can be found on the Elvis Presley Birthplace website.
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