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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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US$ 24.00*
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Sun Studio Guided Tour
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US$ 94.00*
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Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation
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US$ 101.50*
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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 yesterday

Historical and iconic. Still in use after hours. Musicians want some of the magic that started here. Rock, blues and country with a kick. Cafe and gift shop as you enter. Buy your ticket and wait half-hour or so for the tour. Energetic tour guides...More

Thank SanMo
Reviewed yesterday

Our tour guide, Tiffany really value added to this tour. She was such a big personality. Tiffany led us through the exhibits pointing out salient features and telling us interesting stories. We went into the recording studio which is still used after hours, but which...More

Thank Turbogirl25
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit! So much music history. Tiffany was our guide and she loves it loves her job loves music and loves the history. She was a delight, so enthusiastic. She made the visit, she is very articulate and good at her job! I...More

Thank Pam R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not literally "stand in his shoes", figuratively..... It's a great tour with a great tour guide, Tiffany. She made it even better with her knowledge and love of this music. Anyone can appreciate the tour and learning about the beginning of Sam Phillips in the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

This was part of the Backbeat Bus Tour. It was definitely worth the visit. Very informative. A lot of interesting insight into the Memphis Music Industry and it great talent. Worth a visit, on it's own

Thank Taowalker239
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time at Sun Studio. There is history everywhere you look and all of the employees are fun and enthusiastic. Our tour guide, Graham, was obviously a fan of the history and music he was talking about, and took every opportunity to...More

Thank rdmc75701
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a fabulous place, amazing history, interesting and well very reasonable gift shop and cafe and the staff and tour guides are superb and make the history and story's come to life in your imagination. If you are in Memphis do not miss this.

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take a trip down memory lane. My husband and I are senior citizens now and grew up in the Rock 'n Roll era. Sun Studio truly brings back a lot of memories! We could just picture Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and all the others recording...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Learn of the rock and roll movement, the owner, Sam Phillips and the greats of the 50’s, mainly Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. An extremely small building so on busy days tours can sell out quickly. Would recommend buying online to...More

Thank LMargaret W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved my tour of sun. Our guide was fantastic and absolutely brought to life the music and history of the studios. It might only be a small space but they tell the story so well and you leave feeling that you've just stepped out...More

Thank Sheridanslack
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1 September 2017|
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Response from amazinggrace1969 | Reviewed this property |
I'm thinking the reasoning behind no children under 5 could be for several reasons. Sun Studios is extremely small. When we went it was very hard to move around in there. We had to wait for our tour to begin for a few... More
9 August 2017|
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Response from Bobby31225 | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure?
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15 July 2017|
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Response from Sylvia C | Reviewed this property |
The coffee shop is on the ground floor and the actual studio can be accessed thru a a door from the outside. The office and memorabilia are on an upper floor which probably is not wheelchair accessible.