Elvis Presley Birthplace

Elvis Presley’s father, Vernon, built this small home in 1934. Here Elvis and his twin brother, who died in childbirth, were born in 1935. The Presleys were forced to move because of hard times. They left Tupelo for Memphis in 1948. The house’s basic structure is intact, and it is located on its original site. Furnishings are period reproductions. A museum and memorial chapel are nearby.

Location: 306 Elvis Presley Drive Tupelo, MS 38801. Open Monday—Saturday May through September 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; October through April, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Call 662-841-1245.


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Natchez Trace

Many aspects of Mississippi’s early times can be explored along the Natchez Trace Parkway, including Native American prehistory, European exploration, Choctaw and Chickasaw treaties and forced removal, frontier trade and settlement, antebellum life, and Civil War history. Extending from Natchez to Nashville, the parkway is a scenic drive and a U. S. Registered Historic District, with parts of the original trail still accessible.

Location: All points of interest noted on National Park Service map, designated by milepost numbers, with Milepost 0 at Natchez and Milepost 444 at Nashville. The Visitor Center is located halfway between at Tupelo, Mississippi, Milepost 266, and is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call: 1-800-305-7417.


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