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Sun Studio

706 Union Ave, Free Parking lot in the rear of the building, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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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 1950, this national Historic Landmark is where superstar musicians like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and countless others started their recording careers. Today, Sun Studio still serves as a recording studio in the evenings while hosting public tours during the daytime hours.
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706 Union Ave, Free Parking lot in the rear of the building, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A small place packed with great tour guides and lots of fun interesting facts and educates you about the start of rock n roll. Great pictures. Souvenirs are reasonably priced. Parking is behind building. There is a small one lane road right next to entrance...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Anyone into 50's & 60's music will enjoy a visit with plenty of music artifacts on display. Having said that our tour guide could have been more enthusiastic although was knowledgeable.

Thank graw20
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here during a quick trip to Memphis. Our tour guide was enthusiastic and kept the 45 minute guided tour interesting. We'd definitely recommend stopping here if you have time.

Thank Fussyandforty
Reviewed 3 days ago

PLUS: Old recording studio that simply reeks of music history. A must see for those with any sense of what influenced and changed a generation. To see the simple recording machines, like a 12 track Akai, when compared with the mass digital machines of today,...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When you view Sun Studio from the outside you would never realize the hidden gem and all the amazing history that went on the inside! 706 Union Ave changed the world forever. Take the tour and find out why! Have a milkshake or a coffee...More

Thank gobucks1121
Reviewed 3 days ago

enjoyed visiting Sun studio where Elvis did his recording. It is located in Memphis Tennessee close to Beale Street.

Thank staffordd113
Reviewed 3 days ago

This tour is short, small, but packed with so much information ! Lahna was great, probably the best tour guide I ever had. She's funny, informative and clearly loves her job!

Thank sherylfran
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Today I visited sun studio, it was very interesting but much smaller than I anticipated. Our guide was fantastic and very comical. I would still recommend going to this even though it is a bit crowded. Learned alot of interesting facts that I didn't know,...More

Thank SMT1974
Reviewed 4 days ago

This tour was just fabulous. Not very expensive, full of history, and interesting little known facts. There was so much to see and you were never rushed and our tour guide Lahna was just brilliant. She got us all involved with the music and her...More

Thank Alsowran
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just as i expected a cool history tour going back in time to where the rock and roll started. Very cool read ups on posters and original recordings of the legends. Worth the visit.

Thank Clin C
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Susan D
My partner and I are going to Memphis in June. Will we need to book the tickets in advance on line or can we purchase them when we are there? Only there for three days and going to Graceland one of the days. Thanks for your help
27 April 2017|
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Response from jrschorr | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your interest in vacationing to the City of Memphis, but more specifically, for touring The Legendary Sun Studio. We are open 7 days each week, from 10:00 AM till 6:15 PM, and give guided tours at half... More
Are you open on Easter Sunday - and what is the best time to arrive? We would like to visit Graceland the same day. Thanks!
29 March 2017|
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Response from Sharon T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I only did a review. I am not an employee there. Please call them direct. If you are an Elvis fan you will love it, but give yourself the better part of a morning or afternoon as visitors are taken on a bus after... More
jim k
About how long does the tour take?
4 February 2017|
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Response from jrschorr | Property representative |
We are open 7 days each week, & our guided takes about 40-45 minutes.