Visiting The Birthplace of Elvis: Tupelo, MS
We continue our music tour of the south with a stop in Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of ELVIS PRESLEY! They still have the two-room house where he was born and spent the first several years of his life, as well as the church where he was first exposed to Gospel music. You can see a beautiful fountain, garden, and sculptures created to honor the icon at the birthplace site. Downtown, the hardware store where he got his first guitar – a gift for his 11th birthday – still operates today! They’ve even marked the exact spot where he stood as the store employee handed him the guitar and he strummed his first notes. And what do you have for lunch when visiting the birthplace of The King? Fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, of course! Taking Care of Business – or “TCB,” as Elvis would say.
Join us as we make our way around the U.S. (for now) and eventually the world, sharing the sights, flavors, and stories we come across as we go. We're Stephen & Andie – travel creators from Los Angeles, now based in North Carolina. We're excited to share our adventures with you!