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Sun Studio

Closed 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
As featured in 3 Days in Memphis
706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This venue is completely real and not in any way Disneyfied. The young lady tour guide was brilliant - more bounce than Tigger.

Thank boneidleSurrey
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great visit and tour of the small and largely untouched studios where rock and roll began. Tours are at set times so recommend go early and buy tickets in advance for a convenient time. Tour lasts about 1 hour and isnt costly so highly...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fun time! Stood in the studio where Elvis recorded his first hit song! And the Million Dollar Quartet jam session! History and house of music legends! Love!

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tour was a 5 stair with Captain Graham steering the ship. He delivered a highly interesting and entertaining performance. It was the opposite of the Gibson tour where the guy is a negation 0.

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just had a fun & informative tour of Sun Studio, made especially enjoyable by an enthusiastic & extremely knowledgeable tour guide, Graham. It brought back great memories of fantastic music from our past & taught us a lot of interesting history & behind the scenes...More

Thank horsewoman2002
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not a long tour and the place is very small. You go upstairs to a small museum, which is one room with a mixture of artefacts. You then go downstairs to the studio. So many years have gone by with this building, having...More

Thank missbrowneyesxx
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great tour great tour guide very informative enjoyed it lots of artifacts worth doing learned lots of interesting facts and got to see some really cool stuff

Thank Matt A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of original memorabilia. The original studio where many greats recorded is still in tact. Our tour guide was awesome however I forgot his name...sorry!

Thank Dee7292
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On the advise of a Memphis resident, we visited this recording studio that was the professional home of many performers - including Elvis, Johnny Cash, and many other pioneers of a Rock and roll. The building is a delightful throwback to the 1950s. The Sun...More

Thank Shermyanne
Reviewed 6 days ago

So glad we decided to tour Sun Studio. The guide was very informative and allowed us to experience history by holding the Mic that so many great musical artists used while recording in the studio.

Thank Cynthia G
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6 October 2018|
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Response from Lakeisha j | Reviewed this property |
My visit to Sun Studio was part of a city tour. I’m not sure how the shuttle bus works but I believe it runs every hour to and from Graceland. You can view the shuttle times on SS website. My time at Sun studio was short as... 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.
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. :)