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Tupelo Hardware Company

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Address: 114 W. Main Street, Main & Front Streets, Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone Number: +1 662-842-4637
07:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:30
Sat 07:00 - 12:00

A full-service, Ace-affiliated hardware store and small engine parts...

A full-service, Ace-affiliated hardware store and small engine parts retailer. We stock items that can't be found in other hardware stores with an emphasis on supplying as man American-made items as possible.

We are also proud of our historical contribution to Rock'n'Roll as the store "where Gladys bought her son his first guitar."

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Great Helpful Staff

Nice experience every time I go. Courteous and helpful staff. Always have what i need to get the job done.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tupelo, Mississippi
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Tupelo, Mississippi
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice experience every time I go. Courteous and helpful staff. Always have what i need to get the job done.

Thank jerrybhowell
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place where Gladys Presley bought her boy Elvis his first guitar. It remains virtually the same today as it was when they visited. The staff, who you would think would get intolerant of tourists, were very accommodating and happy to talk about the store. Well worth a visit.

Thank katrina65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great store. Impossible to list what all they have. Great place for Elvis souvenirs at a reasonable price. I have a pencil collector for whom I shop, and guess where I found a pencil - yep, Tupelo Hardware. Could spend hours here browsing. Staff was relaxed, ready to chat away, and helpful. Make this a must stop.

Thank Chiblc
Ridgewood, New York
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This hardware store is where Elvis bought his first guitar and you can too. Wanted to buy one from there but opted to buy guitar picks, T-shirt and hats instead. People are friendly and they don't mind talking about the history of the store. We took pictures in the spot Elvis bought his guitar at. Loved the down home feel... More 

Thank Rebecca O
Tupelo, Mississippi
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I think the old guy who sold Elvis his first guitar still works here! This is a real hardware store with rolling ladders to reach down the goods from the high shelves lining the walls. They have all the regular nuts and bolts and plumbing pieces plus pocket knives and Radio Flyer wagons. There is always someone to reminisce about... More 

Thank pvaughn1949
Cincinnati, Ohio
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I'm glad I stopped by this place! What a great treasure in the heart of Tupelo. I felt like I went back in time and they have all kinds of stuff. The employees seemed very helpful. It was nice to stop by to see the place Elvis got his guitar as well as buy a cast-iron pan!

Thank Brooke0588
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A full fledged hardware store and a going concern. Nice display of the similar guitar Elvis bought for $6.95. Staff are very friendly and they have everything you need. Store has been in the same family for generations. Neat place to visit.

Thank Lorne R
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Tupelo Hardware had been around with good service forever! A pleasure to go there and get the good service and friendly conversation. If they don't have it you probably don't need it. You will love this place!

Thank James T
Middletown, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Even a casual hardware store junkie would enjoy this busy but well-staffed family run business. If your town has lost the charm of having it's own place to buy nails, but and bolts, or lightning rod, this will bring back those fond memories... Oh yeah....they also sold Elvis his first guitar (but NOT the bike he WANTED). The young lady... More 

Thank twelcomer
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

They are the sweetest in this store. They will tell you the story of Elvis and Gladys and the day he was bought his first guitar. The store carries great products and gives you the hometown feeling.

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GeorgeBoothIII, Manager at Tupelo Hardware Company, responded to this review

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