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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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USD 24.00*
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Sun Studio Guided Tour
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USD 94.00*
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Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation
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USD 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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  • 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

took 10:30 am tour on thurs,sept 21.the tour guide (clara mcgrath,the "brazilian girl" absolutely made the tour with her wit,knowledge and enthusiasm.give her a raise and tip her well! jim marshfield,ma

Thank James C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loaded with rock-nroll history! The tour, given by Lahna, was awesome! She was engaging, funny, quick witted, and filled with interesting facts. She answered many varied questions, and was very kind. The other staff members, especially Zack, were very nice as well, and quick to...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a great 45 min tour to the birthplace of R&R. Simply but effectively done & with a great guide we really felt like we were going back in time & standing in an historic place. Our guide was great fun, full of insight...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed yesterday

I never miss stopping by for the tour whenever I'm in Memphis. It never disappoints. There simply isn't a place with more historical musical significance anywhere. If the walls could talk! The X's on the floor where Elvis and The Boys stood are, based on...More

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You have to wonder how long the Sun Studio Tour will continue. Time is moving on and the audience who knew the record makers from Sun are getting older. Yet there are artistes that record there today and yet are not mentioned. The displays are...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I lived in the area for many years and never visited Sun Studio. I finally took the tour and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Our tour guide was Graham Winchester and he did a bang up job. He was funny and kept everyone's interest. There were...More

Thank Joe O
Reviewed 2 days ago

Last week I was with a group and Graham was available to tell us about the amazing history of the studio. He brought me back to 1953. He was knowledgeable, informative and entertaining. I would highly recommend a visit to Sun Studio.

Thank dgigante26
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my wife was traveling home from Branson where we seen the Million Dollar Quartet. We wanted to go through the legendary Sun Studios. We stopped by and went in and got our tickets. The people were very nice. Lots of people come through...More

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to experience the real Elvis time of the early 50s, this is your tour. The studio is part of a storefront and not impressive from the outside... but going through, you have a personal guide (ours was a young man who not...More

Thank Bschaeff
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This tour was a treasure. Learned so much about the early Elvis. Our tour guide, Graham was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was truly one of the highlights of my trip to Memphis.

Thank Claire S
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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.