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  • lee county courthouse
    lee county courthouse
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  • elvis presley birthplace
    elvis presley birthplace
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  • The place where Elvis was born
    The place where Elvis was born
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  • elvis presley birthplace

    the most famous resident of tupelo was elvis presley. elvis presley was born in a two room "shotgun" house on january 8 th 1935. elvis presley became one of the most famous rock and roll singers in the world. he recorded scores of hit songs, acted in a number of hollywood films, and was a las vegas nightclub legend. you can tour elvis' birthplace...

  • Tupelo Battlefield National Landmark

    In June of 1864, Union MG William Sherman successfully kept Confederat MG Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry corps in Mississippi at the Battle of Brices Cross Roads and away from the Federal supply line in Tennessee. To keep Forrest there in July, Sherman had to order another attack. The Battle of Tupelo was fought by more than 20,000 troops from...

  • tupelo national battlefield

    this most significant historic event in the town of tupelo was the battle of tupelo on july 14 th and 15 th 1864. union general william t. sherman ordered general a. j. "whiskey" smith to attack tupelo in order to protect his supply lines from tennessee to georgia. union forces approached tupelo from the southwest side of town and met in a swampy...

  • confederate cemetery

    located near the union cemetery at brices crossroads is the confederate cemetery. 492 confederate soldiers were killed in the battle of brices crossroads.

  • Buy your tickets at the Visitor's Center

    Open 9:00 to 5:30 Monday through Saturday May through Septemberand open 9:00 to 5:00 October through April. Open 1:00 to 5:00 on Sunday.

  • union cemetery

    located at the brices crossroad battlefield is the union cemetery. after the battle of brices crossroad 664 union soldiers were killed and 1,500 taken prisoner.

  • lee county courthouse

    the current lee county courthouse was built in 1904. this beautiful classical revival building was designed by architect patrick h. weathers. the lee county courthouse is listed on the national register of historic places.

  • brices crossroad

    the brices crossroad national battlefield site is located 15 miles north of tupelo off of US 45. the battle of brices crossroad was fought on june 10 th 1864 between the confederate forces of nathan bedford forrest and the union forces of samuel d. sturgis. sturgis entered northern mississippi from his base in memphis tennessee with the intention...

  • confederate civil war memorial

    the lee county confederate civil war memorial is located on the grounds of the lee county courthouse. this memorial is a standing soldier motif which is common in the south.

  • tupelo visitor center

    a good first stop on a visit to tupelo is the tupelo visitor center. at the visitor center you can get maps and information on the attractions of tupelo.

  • Lee County Courthouse

    The Lee County Courthouse is very pretty with the columns, the white stone and the dome. It was built in 1904 using the Classic Revival style of architecture. It was designed by Patrick H. Weathers. There is a Veteran's Memorial; a Confederate Memorial and a tribute to the town's most famous resident, Elvis Presley on the grounds.The Lee County...

  • The car his family used to get to...

    This car is very similar to the one that Vernon Presley used to take him, Gladys and Elvis to Memphis to live when Vernon needed work. The two room house in Tupelo was built by Vernon but the family lost this house when Vernon was sent to prison for forging an $8 check. Consequently the family was forced to live on welfare from the local...

  • Take a tour through the house

    If you are planning a trip to see Graceland try to get to Tupelo first and see the humble home where Elvis was born. You can learn some of his family's history and get a better idea about exactly where he came from, and what happened to him and his family before he hit it big in Memphis. It's easy to imagine a young Elvis playing outside the house...

  • Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

    There is only one Visitor Center along the entire 444-mile length of the Natchez Trace Parkway through three states, and that one is here in Tupelo.At the visitor center you will find museum-type exhibits which tell the story of the historic Natchez Trace and a free orientation film. There is also an information desk where you can pick up maps and...

  • Birthplace of Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo on January 8, 1935 and lived in this house until the age of 13. He then moved to Memphis. The building consists of only two rooms and it's almost impossible to imagine that an entire family could live there. Entry Fee (withouth Museum):Adults: USD 2.50Children: USD 1.50Opening TimesMo - Sa: 9:00am to 5:30pm (until...


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  • Bethany ARP Church

    On the south side of Rt. 370, across the highway from Brice's Cross Roads Battlefield Historic Site, is the Bethany Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. During the battle of Brice's Cross Roads, Bethany Church was across the street from its present location. The church served as a field hospital following the June 10, 1864, battle.The Bethany...

  • Chickasaw Village

    Chickasaw Village is located very near Tupelo at milepost #261 on the Natchez Trace Parkway. It is not a living village, but a historical exhibit which provides insight into the way of life of early native Americans in the area.more...

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  • Elvis, first fireplace

    Inside the home of Elvis you see the simplicity his parents lived in. The interior and the house were built bij Vester, Vernon and their father in 1934. Here you see the fireplace with the radio next to it.This is one of the two small rooms in this house.

  • Elvis Presley Park

    Even if you're not an Elvis fan, I think you'll still enjoy a visit to his birthplace - I'm not and I did.The two room cabin in which Elvis was born has been preserved as near as they can get it to how it was between 1935 and 1938. It looked and felt authentic.On the same site there is an Elvis museum and gift shop - both of which I preferred to...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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