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Sun Studio

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:15
Open today: 10:00 - 18:15
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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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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 yesterday

The tour guide was great. Super enthusiastic, which really made the experience. A great glimpse into the history of a few famous musical artists.

Thank Leslie B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome visit Lana was the best guide. funny. got to hold Elvis's microphone and stand where he stood. Have a nice cafe attached.

Thank Camper724097
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you’re in Memphis this one of a few places that you need to visit. Lots of detailed information about the various artists that started off on Sun Studio Records such as Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins amongst others. You get...More

Thank Greasey J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is AWESOME... Geoff our tour guide and the lovely Portuguese girl in the cafe were so fun and happy... definitely a place to visit when in Memphis and especially if you love rock n roll and want to walk on sacred ground.. my...More

Thank Louis R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place where it happened for so many musicians, rising stars and Sam Phillips, the American entrepreneur who sent stars of all colors and creeds into the stratosphere. The tour is well worth the price and the tour guide we had was a worthy entertainer...More

Thank BoxStar1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to visit. Amazing to hear all the stories about the stars who recorded hear. Tour guide had fantastic knowledge.

Thank MWB27
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent, one of the 'gotta do' tours while in memphis, very informative and Graham made it great fun.

Thank mick204
Reviewed 3 days ago

Being in the recording studio where so much music history was made was great. The tour guide had a great personality and kept the tour interesting.

Thank cppptravel11125
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a fun tour. Our guide was informative and entertaining giving us a little insight into the history of rock’n’roll.

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful, authentic step back in time. Really good guided tour explained the rich history of this studio. Amazing to learn about the early days of rock and roll, and to stand in the room where so many greats have recorded classic hits....More

Thank Cathy W
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20 September 2018|
Response from Edward W | Reviewed this property |
It is my understanding that if want to see the act studio then you need to pay for a tour. The cafe is open to all.
7 July 2018|
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Response from 91Beaches | Reviewed this property |
There is but it's hard to find. There is a really narrow drive right next to the studio and there is parking behind. Also some options on the street. We cheated and parked in the Dominos parking lot across the street. :)
28 May 2018|
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Response from Rebecca K | Reviewed this property |
I don’t see a problem with going over to sun studios early so that you can purchase your tickets for a later tour. But honestly my mom and I just walked up when we wanted to go and they sold us tickets for the next tour... More