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New Interactive Tupelo Exhibit Now Available at Graceland

October 08, 2012



A new exhibit at Graceland looks at the birthplace of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. The Tupelo CVB and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. have teamed up to give Elvis fans an interactive look at the rural Mississippi town where Elvis attended school, performed for the first time, and bought his first guitar.

Fans now have the opportunity to explore the city that Elvis first called home. Elvis' Tupelo combines photos, video, and memorabilia in an interactive experience for fans to enjoy. Fans can see archival footage of Elvis' 1956 Tupelo Homecoming and scroll through childhood photos, rare artifacts and more. Fans also have access to some of the Presley family's clothing, personal photos, receipts, plus concert memorabilia and more.

"The new exhibit helps fans completely understand the Elvis phenomenon and the impact he made on pop culture. What happened in Tupelo set the stage for Elvis' rise to super stardom and opened the doors to rock 'n' roll," said Graceland's Director of Archives Angie Marchese.

Elvis' Tupelo is now open to the public and is available to visitors at Graceland. Plan your own rock 'n' roll pilgrimage with our free online trip planner and our Music By Region guide! While you are here, don't miss your chance to see Elvis' childhood home in Tupelo, MS. To learn more about planning your trip to the king's birthplace, visit Tupelo.net.