Chaffee Crossing, Arkansas: Elvis Haircut Historic Site

The Chaffee Barbershop Museum enshrines the spot where Elvis got his first Army buzz cut on March 25, 1958.

Fort Chaffee Barbershop Museum

Address:
7313 Terry St., Chaffee Crossing, AR
Directions:
At the Fort Chaffee Barbershop Museum, Building 803. Take I-540 exit 11. Drive east on Zero St., past Ben Geren Park. Turn right at the Fort Chaffee entrance, across from the radio station. At the stop sign turn left onto Fort Smith Blvd. Cross over the train tracks and turn right at the stop sign onto Fort Chaffee Blvd. Cross the tracks again and turn right onto Ward Ave., then drive three blocks and turn left onto Terry St. The Museum will be on the left.
Hours:
M, W, F-Sa 9 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
479-452-4554
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Chaffee Crossing, Arkansas - Elvis Haircut Site To Be Preserved
Elvis Haircut Historic Site: The reception center at Arkansas's now-closed Fort Chaffee was the site where Elvis Presley had his hair cut when he joined the Army in March 1958. [04/28/2008] Complete Story...

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Fort Chaffee barber shop and Elvis. Elvis Haircut Historic Site

On March 25 the Fort Chaffee Barbershop Museum celebrated the 53rd anniversary of its most famous moment: when Elvis Presley joined the Army and had his head shaved. Jimmy Don Peterson, son of the barber who cut Presley's hair, gave free G.I. buzz cuts to visitors, and the museum unveiled a letter sent by three teenaged girls to President Eisenhower, declaring that they would die if the Army cut off Elvis's sideburns (it did anyway). "G.I. Haircut Day" attracted a crowd of several hundred people. The first hundred to arrive received a photo of Elvis getting his haircut.

[RoadsideAmerica.com team, 03/30/2011]

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