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Hatch Show Print

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Nashville
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Address: 224 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203-4206
Phone Number:
+1 615-256-2805
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Wed 09:30 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Hatch Show Print is one of America's oldest letterpress shops, in business...

Hatch Show Print is one of America's oldest letterpress shops, in business since 1879. It has created original art for Elvis Presley, Grand Ole Opry stars and contemporary artists like The Black Keys. Step inside the shop to view printmaking in action, take the official tour or shop its selection of historic restrikes, apparel and collectibles. The retail shop is open to the public, with ticketed tours at 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

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Hatch Show Print Tour in Nashville
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Major cool points for nostalgia and kicking it old school

I love nostalgia when it's authentic. This place is the real deal. They have been block printing posters by hand for over a century and they still use the same equipment and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lisa P
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love nostalgia when it's authentic. This place is the real deal. They have been block printing posters by hand for over a century and they still use the same equipment and the original sets of fonts from 1879 - no others. They were bought recentl and donated to the Country Music Hall of Fame and that is where they... More 

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Thank Lisa P
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't have time for the tour we only visited the shop, but I really wish we had known about this place before we went, You do get to see all the original machinery but we didn't get to see it in action. There is a great selection of prints of all sizes, I came away with quiet a few.... More 

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Thank Owen S
Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really liked the prints. We bought one for our daughters engagement party. The designs are unique. Staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Nice store layout.

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Thank Tim G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really interesting tour with fascinating information about the only remaining letterblock printers. To see how everything is put together and crafted is a real treat!

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Thank Berksond
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hatch Show Print is one of the last functioning block printers. We were lucky enough to get there while the presses were running. We took the tour ($18/each). During the tour they told us about the history of the business that's been in business since 1876. They told us about the printing process and let us make our own prints.... More 

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Thank Darla S
Powell, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I learned a lot on their tour (which we took from their location inside the Country Music Hall of Fame). TIP#1: Their items are pricey but for $3 you can purchase a tube to secure your purchase for the way home. TIP#2: You can get a 10% off coupon when you purchase a ticket to the Country Music Hall of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

It was neat to watch the presses in action. Great place to pick up a real Nashville souvenir while discovering some history!

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Thank Susan A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We were given an extensive history of the business almost to the point of boredom. The presses were not working that day unfortunately and the printing of your own poster although accurate to the advertising was underwhelming. I would have paid double the amount to have a more interactive experience.

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Thank Jan M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed our tour of Hatch Show Print. Our guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was clear that they loved Hatch. The tour was hands on, which is important for my wife, who gets bored with just a bunch of facts. We were able to see the machines in action, hold some of the parts,... More 

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Durham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Unique souvenirs and art from Nashville. Nestled in the Country Music Museum, they also have tours of the print shop. Very cool off-the-beaten path activity/visit.

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