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From Memphis: Elvis Presley’s Upbringing Tour

Discover the history of the King of Rock n' Roll as you visit Elvis Presley's birth city of Tupelo. Cross the state line into Mississippi to see his humble roots, the house he was born in, schools he attended & the store his mom purchased his 1st guitar.


Although Elvis Presley became the biggest name in music history and achieved worldwide fame and fortune, his roots were humble. To discover more about his upbringing, you will meet your experienced tour guide in Memphis, in front of The Guest House at Graceland. From there, hop on a luxury coach bus to begin a 1:45 hour drive towards the King’s birthplace. Along the ride, enjoy Elvis Presley movies and concerts played on the TV to get you in the mood for the day ahead.

When arriving at the city of Tupelo, you will visit the house Elvis Presley was born in and is now considered a historic landmark by the State of Mississippi. You will learn more about the history of the house and his childhood before heading to Elvis Presley Museum, his childhood church, the “Walk of Life” trail tracing Elvis’ career and personal life, and see the “Elvis at 13” statue, the Story Wall & Fountain of Life, representing the 13 years that Elvis lived in Tupelo before moving to Memphis with his family.

From there, visit the Tupelo Hardware Company to discover where the King’s mother, Gladys, purchased his first guitar and put music in the hands of the boy who grew to become a musical legend. The experience in Tupelo will wrap up with a drive past some significant landmarks of the city including the Tupelo Fairgrounds, the Elvis Homecoming Statue, and schools that Elvis attended. After a fun day discovering all there is to Elvis Presley’s upbringing, relax on the trip back to Memphis, where you will be dropped off at The Guest House at Graceland.



  • Experience the rural setting of Elvis’ upbringing and see where it all began
  • Enjoy watching Elvis’ movies and concerts while being transported in a Luxury coach bus
  • Savor lunch and snacks on the way back
  • Visit the museum to see artifacts from his modest beginnings


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