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

The history of the building itself is fun, wasn't keen on the staff since they seemed a bit unwilling or unable to help confused customers. And you have no right to call yourself a cafe when the only food you serve are bagged chips. Just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sparklingangel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Graham did a fantastic job guiding us through time. He was knowledgeable, fun, and loves his job! He obviously loves music and music history. Being a kayak tour guide in Naples Fl . I loved how fresh he kept the tour 5 STARS Mike

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MichaelDlzydz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't express how awesome this tour was. Sun studio was on my must see list when I traveled through Memphis but I was afraid the tour and studio would be tacky and overrated. This was not the case at all. Geoff was our tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thewanderingkiwi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are here for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis to name but a few, then this is the place to visit... you will find yourself steeped in the history of for many, where it began! From the first record...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AaronS992
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nostalgic place to go to , the guide we had was very informative . All the studio set up when it made the Birthplace of Rock and Roll.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikeswallow01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was well worth the money. Such a good place to visit and so much history. Love the way it was set up. Plenty of time to look around.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathleen18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Any music fan passing through will not want to miss this delightful tour. The cafe/shop as you go in is great; full of interesting and cool souvenirs. As the venue is iconic and draws visitors on it’s own i wondered if the tour would add...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mellyphantastic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great tour we had! Worth the wait! Guide was so enthusiastic! Loved everything about our visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nancy083012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Graham, out tour guide was amazing. I was expecting very little from this tour but Graham was extremely entertaining and knew his facts and history about this legendary place which gave birth to many iconic artists. They’ve kept this place preserved from its original state...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CanadianMountie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt so fantastic being in Sun Studios. This was where it all began! It was a short tour but we got to be in the exact studio that the Million Dollar Quartet sang & played in. You get to touch the mike that Elvis...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.