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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 via mobile

The tour was well worth the $14 per person. The tour guide,Daniel, was fun and enthusiastic. There was so much history that some visitors even got weepy when Daniel talked about some of the more momentous events at Sun Records. A word of warning the...More

Thank Lili W
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great visit!! We spent 3 days in Memphis, did all the usual things, but this was my highlight. It's a small place, but it's a great tour with a wonderful guide who is both enthusiastic and knowledgable. It was very busy when we...More

1  Thank thehun01
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an amazing tour of an iconic staple in the American music landscape! This is a true hidden gem; I have lived near Memphis for 30 years and only just visited Sun Studios. After our amazing tour from guide Tiffany Harmon I wish I had...More

1  Thank Cory J
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a nice historical tour of music. The cost is $14 per person, but if you ask for the AAA rate you will pay $12 each. We arrived about 9:45 and purchased our tickets for a 10:30 tour. The tour guy told interesting information...More

Thank PensandSteelersFan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our guide, Graham, did an awesome explanation of the studio and its history. While not a large place, there is still a lot to learn.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is amazing to see the studio and memorabilia. We had a great tour guide who played snippets of songs as he explained the different artists and types of music. The studio was small but that's the most amazing part.

Thank cjefrun
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the passion of our tour guide and the wonderful content especially the music clips played to take us through Sun Studio's history!

Thank Kristin H
Reviewed 3 days ago

GReat experience and a step back in time in rock and roll. Phenomenal tour. Enjoy a soda foountain drink at the end of the tour.

1  Thank Ann N
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fantastic experience! From the minute you enter you have the impression of stepping back in time and that this truly was a place where great things happened and music history was made. Our guide Maria, impressed us with her knowledge and enthusiasm (and...More

Thank Treenware
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For such a small studio loads packed in. Informative and entertaining tour. Go, you'll surprise yourself how much you enjoyed it.

Thank Crazy2010
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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
28 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!
30 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.