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Sun Studio

Open Now: 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
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706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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Reviewed yesterday

Sun studios is an awesome place. The tour isn't really long but Lahna made it very fun. Recording studio was really interesting to see. Knowing all the people who recorded there made for a wonderful atmosphere. There are 19 steps up and down. You can...More

Thank LandeHoo
Reviewed yesterday

Reasonably priced guided tour of this museum. Very enthusiastic guide who had all the answers. Have your photo taken with the only piece of original equipment left, The mike used by Elvis. All other original equipment has gone elsewhere, nevertheless fascinating.

Thank harry B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not only is the tour highly entertaining (for example, stories of when Mick Jagger just dropped in), but you can stand in the same spot that Elvis made his first recording. It's Where the Million Dollar Quartet jammed. This studio was also used by U2...More

Thank leland9552
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were guided around the small Sun Studios by an excellent guide who fed a load of information about the history of the studio. Fascinating.

Thank hungryman47
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fascinating to see the place where it all began - the careers of Elvisu, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and many others. The entrance is a cafe/gift shop covered in posters and has a lively atmosphere. Our tour was lead by a young lively guy whi...More

Thank westie23
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have an interest in music then a visit is a must. This venue is steeped in music history from well before Elvis to U2 and others. The staff are really informative and as our guide mentioned stay on each evening making music. Stand...More

Thank Br0ssac
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the tour and memorabilia. Definitely worth a visit for anyone who has any interest in the history of popular music in the U.S.

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Staff that worked here, were all very enthusiastic about music and the history of Memphis recording studio. The archives upstairs were well preserved and awe inspiring. It was not only about Elvis but other historical musicians as well. There is a cafe downstairs and...More

Thank Joan F
Reviewed 4 days ago

A small and compact building but steeped in music history. Graham, the guide's use of words, music, interactive light shows (OK a bit exaggerated) were excellent. He was able to bring to life the history of the venue with a love and passion for his...More

Thank Curiosity755934
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband is a musician and really wanted to see Sun studios. It was not a disappointment. While quite small, it is very interesting to see the exact place that Elvis recorded as well as many others including Ike Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl...More

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2 November 2018|
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Response from phatboyinchains | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can park on the street or behind the studio in the lot and it's free.
6 October 2018|
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Response from Betsy D | Reviewed this property |
I also believe there is a shuttle that goes to Sun Studios from Graceland but we also used Lyft all over Memphis with great success. It's usually better to buy tickets online but we did not at Sun and it wasn't really a... More
20 September 2018|
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Response from shirley202 | Reviewed this property |
Entry in cafe is not a charge. Anything beyond that is guided tour and fee is charged.