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Sun Studio: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:15
Open today: 10:00 - 18:15
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“johnny cash”(1,124 reviews)
“our tour guide”(1,315 reviews)
“jerry lee”(762 reviews)
Sun Studio - The place where an 18 year old Elvis Presley recorded his first song. It’s well-known in the music industry as "The Birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll" and the most famous recording studio in the world. Opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips in...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:15
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Memphis
706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great tour! When we arrived in the main cafe it was so busy and I was a bit put off coming back for our tour at the later time slot. We went for a beer in the sunshine down Marshall Ave near Boxlot (I think...More

Thank JoannaS681
Reviewed yesterday

We were in Memphis to go to Graceland and decided to do the Sun Studio tour as well. I enjoyed the Sun Studio tour more than Graceland. It covered a lot of things about Elvis early career but it also dealt with a lot of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was only going on this tour today for my husbands sake, but we ended up with Lydia (In attached pic)as our tour guide & I really ended up enjoying it! She has a voice that projects very well even with a large group; I...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved this we were dancing and singing to the oldies. We had a great day and all of the pictures that they had of the groups and artists. A good time was had by all.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank hudsonbatiste
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was a bit skeptical going into the tour, but figured why not? Our guide, Graham, was great! His is very knowledgeable and made the stories come to life. Learning the history of the beginnings of Rock 'n Roll was terrific. Definitely worth the effort.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank spyguy2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

A fantastic visit to the birth place of rock & roll, made all the more interesting a FUN thanks to our guide Lahna who was so full of life and knowledge.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Vacation2383
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An early morning arrival was not totally necessary. The group that moved through the tour was about 30. That said, by the time we finished our tour, the next tour was sold out. Our tour gal for the 10:30am tour was fabulous. $14 for the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Laureen B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If your into rock n roll history, this is the place to go. We had a great tour guide, SAM, that made it even better. 45 minute tour and worth it.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank domtt62
Reviewed 3 days ago

Tour by Clara. What a joy. So much Knowledge and enthusiasm from start to finish. Had already been to our tourist attractions and this finished off our learning curve. To be where Elvis and so many other great performers started. Rufus Thomas Charlie Rich Carl...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank redhead286
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is where it all began, You have to see this to live it. The tour is great and the gift shop is unreal. Super busy place, we were there in the middle of the week in the off season too. So much fun!

Date of experience: October 2019
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9 August 2019|
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Response from bluesmama11 | Reviewed this property |
Too much for one day in my opinion, you will need more than an hour at Sun, since you can stay after the formal tour and take photographs in the Studio..although the day we were there, the shuttle wasn’t on time and once it... More
Lisa S
1 June 2019|
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Response from JohnSB3 | Reviewed this property |
I agree. Note the comment about the stairs. It is a small place. There is not much moving about.
22 May 2019|
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Response from ChristineB2409 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t , we just turned up. But they only take so many people at once so it probably wouldn’t hurt to book a time before you go.. We were lucky, it was a wet day and nit many people there.