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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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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 3 days ago

This tour is short, small, but packed with so much information ! Lahna was great, probably the best tour guide I ever had. She's funny, informative and clearly loves her job!

Thank sherylfran
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Today I visited sun studio, it was very interesting but much smaller than I anticipated. Our guide was fantastic and very comical. I would still recommend going to this even though it is a bit crowded. Learned alot of interesting facts that I didn't know,...More

Thank SMT1974
Reviewed 4 days ago

This tour was just fabulous. Not very expensive, full of history, and interesting little known facts. There was so much to see and you were never rushed and our tour guide Lahna was just brilliant. She got us all involved with the music and her...More

Thank Alsowran
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just as i expected a cool history tour going back in time to where the rock and roll started. Very cool read ups on posters and original recordings of the legends. Worth the visit.

Thank Clin C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved this tour. Guide was so entertaining and energetic. A must see for people visiting Memphis. Took around 45 mins.

Thank Alison T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing to stand in the studio and actually hold the microphone that Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and other greats held. So cool to hear and find out about some original Sun Studio recordings. Our tour guide was very informative, passionate and entertaining. Great...More

Thank Jay C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent tour with knowledgeable guides. A real fun experience. Fasinating story is unfolded about Elvis and many other artistes.

Thank JohnHumph123
Reviewed 6 days ago

As there were a lot of visitors in Graceland, we could not attend the Sun Studio as appointed. Nevertheless we got the confirmation, that we may have a tour a little later on. So we travelled with a group of 16 persons to the studio,...More

Thank Urs K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Walking in the footsteps of some of the greatest entertainers of all time, the studio is full of memories & moments. A must see on a trip to Memphis.

Thank Karen Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a great time! Well worth it! Our tour guide was the best, wish I remembered her name, she was knowledgeable and funny. Shuttle from Graceland was nice too, great driver and friendly!

Thank Cookieburns
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Susan D
My partner and I are going to Memphis in June. Will we need to book the tickets in advance on line or can we purchase them when we are there? Only there for three days and going to Graceland one of the days. Thanks for your help
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
Are you open on Easter Sunday - and what is the best time to arrive? We would like to visit Graceland the same day. Thanks!
30 March 2017|
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Response from Sharon T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I only did a review. I am not an employee there. Please call them direct. If you are an Elvis fan you will love it, but give yourself the better part of a morning or afternoon as visitors are taken on a bus after... More
jim k
About how long does the tour take?
4 February 2017|
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Response from jrschorr | Property representative |
We are open 7 days each week, & our guided takes about 40-45 minutes.