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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 1 week ago

You need to do this. Period. You will learn all about the birth of rock n roll; about everyone who was responsible; about all the key figures that recorded there; plus tons of details that make the experience even more engaging. I had a big...More

Thank Neil E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide (Graham) was just the right balance of genuine enthusiasm, deep knowledge and humour. A great tour. Topped off for me by being able to slap a bass in that legendary room!

Thank strafft
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quirky place. Great tour for finding out loads of facts re the beginning of rock and soul music. Was a lot of us on the tour so was hard to get close enough to see what was being talked about but room not big...More

Thank Leanne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like seeing places where historic events have occurred. Sun Studio is one such place. For music lovers and fans of Elvis Presley, Sun Studio is as significant as visiting Graceland. Not much to look at from the outside and also pretty rustic imside. But...More

Thank Russell H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour gave me goose bumps, listening to Elvis’s first recording, hearing about his determination to get a recording contract and who else recorded in the studio, then and now, plus finding out about what the building was used for between its use as a...More

Thank Mommasolihull
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Nashville numerous times but never took time to take the Sun Studio Tour. Upon entering you find yourself in a large room where you can purchase a beverage or tee shirt. This is where we waited for our tour guide. The tour...More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an enjoyable hour and a very informative tour. The guide was knowlegable and it is nice to stand in the spot where musical history was made.

Thank Waynebrom123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a short tour, but a very worth while one. Our guide was very enthusiastic and very knowledgable about the studio. Loads of stories told about the different people that recorded at the studio in the past. Studio is still used at nighttime for recording...More

Thank Graceland1tracy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in the roots of rock and roll then a visit to Sun Studios is a must do in Memphis. The tour guide is informative and there is a real sense of music history born out of this small studio.

Thank taniacampbell1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour is only 45 minutes long, but in that time the enthusiastic guide takes you through the early history of Rock n Roll in a clear a passionate way - very enjoyable.

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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 RDL_NC | Reviewed this property |
A ticket is required to tour the studio.
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. :)