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Sun Studio: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
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 yesterday via mobile

The history of Rock and Roll in one tiny location. What a place. We waited for 45 minutes for our tour to begin but what a great room to wait. Memorabilia everywhere and great merchandise to buy. Out tour guide was great and played a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank brian_uk12000
Reviewed yesterday

Highly recommend. Our tour guide Lydia had a genuine love for the musicians and history she was talking about and her energy and passion ensured a fantastic vibe. We thought we knew it all already and were just there to walk the same steps as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank LittlewingLittlered
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very informative guided tour of Sun studio. Tours last an hour and start 30 minutes apart. After the upstairs museum everyone is lead down to the actual recording studio (which is still in use!!!) where you stand in the actual spot Elvis stood (🙀). Lots...More

Thank GmaDonnaB
Reviewed yesterday

This tour was added to the Mojo bus tour of downtown Memphis. So they drop you off at the studio & wait for you. The tour guide there was a delight & answered all the questions everyone had. Would recommend this tour

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MrsY0
Reviewed yesterday

Sun Records, Memphis, TN. Reliving my radio musical youth. This place is music history as remembered by every generation. To see the studio, the photos and the various musical instruments was fabulous. When in Memphis, Sun Studios is some of the best musical time you...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a terrific tour with fascinating details about the birth of Rock ‘n Roll with tour guide demonstrations of how the music was made. If you are lucky, Graham, the piano player in sunglasses, will be your very talented guide. Highly recommend for the...More

Thank KateO5
Reviewed yesterday

fantastic place ,fantastic tour, fantastic guide,Lana, she was very knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm. It was awesome to stand where so many greats had stood before and hold the very mic that Elvis held. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in music

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mel m
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful tour. Graham was the best! He was funny, entertaining, (even played Jerry Lee Lewis's piano in true form), and incredibly knowledgeable. You get goose bumps standing in the same recording studio as Elvis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and so many others. We...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Reviewed 2 days ago

My sister and I visited Sun Studio as part of a long, special weekend. We knew this was a place we had to visit but having very little knowledge of the birthplace of R&R we did not expect much. Boy were we wrong. Lahna Deering...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Theresa S
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I recently had an opportunity to tour Sun Studio in Memphis. The beginning is a little bit off-putting because the initial waiting area is a little cramped and touristy. We were expecting a rather normal tourist experience but, once the tour itself...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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9 August 2019|
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Response from bluesmama11 | Reviewed this property |
Too much for one day in my opinion, you will need more than an hour at Sun, since you can stay after the formal tour and take photographs in the Studio..although the day we were there, the shuttle wasn’t on time and once it... More
Lisa S
2 June 2019|
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Response from JohnSB3 | Reviewed this property |
I agree. Note the comment about the stairs. It is a small place. There is not much moving about.
22 May 2019|
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Response from ChristineB2409 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t , we just turned up. But they only take so many people at once so it probably wouldn’t hurt to book a time before you go.. We were lucky, it was a wet day and nit many people there.