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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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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

After you figure out how to get into the (tiny) parking lot behind the building, you will buy tickets from the front register in the cafe/souvenir shop. It may be a bit chaotic - just get in line for a register and get your tickets....More

Thank offandabout
Reviewed yesterday

If You Love Music like I do and You are a Historian this is a Must Place Stop!! From the Likes of Elvis and The Killer, it is a must stop!! Take Your time and soak up the History and see where American Rock and...More

Thank deandavis29
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting place. Tour guide was very informative and fun too. Would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Lorri M
Reviewed yesterday

Unless you go on the tour, nothing to really see here. Bought some souvenirs and moved along. Next time we'll take the tour - Im sure it's worth it.

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It appears to be a small building from the outside, but the inside is full of rich history and exhibits. Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison all recorded here and you see and hear their stories with a collection of...More

Thank pkingnews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sun Studios the Birth Place of Rock. The studio where most of your favorite hits were recorded including Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Charlie Feathers, Ray Harris, Warren Smith, Charlie Rich, and Jerry Lee Lewis, recorded there throughout the mid-to-late 1950s until...More

Thank Dan-Aubrey
Reviewed 2 days ago

To be in the same recording room as Elvis', Johnny and many other true leaders in music. You can't go wrong.

Thank Peppermadam
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The start of rock and roll. This small shop/studio is were it started. The tour is needed for the story to make sense. Who and how times got started.

Thank Dvkevin
Reviewed 3 days ago

Overall, we really enjoyed our tour of sun studio. The tour guide was enthusiastic and funny. The space itself was small. We toured two rooms--an upstairs room with some cool artifacts, and the actual studio downstairs. The tours were filled with people, so you aren't...More

Thank Bridget S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you love the music from the 50's this is such a great place to visit. The tour is great and you get to experience the place the Elvis, Johnny Cash, And many more cut their music. Do visit

Thank Wade76
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Cindy M
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.
30 June 2017|
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Response from 4jeriv | Reviewed this property |
If they enjoy music and museums, yes. I think small children aren't allowed but don't know age limit. They would enjoy a milkshake in the lobby before the your or as incentive after!
Susan D
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