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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 30.00*
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Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission
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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 5 days ago via mobile

A short tour (only half an hour) but well brought with lots of humor and intersting information about this studio that played such a pivotal role in musi history. Recommended!

Thank dirk542016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had the time of our lives here in fact got a bit emotional. Brilliant tour guide who deserved all the tips he got. Full of facts about the history of Sun Records, Elvis's 1st recording, the different artists who have cut their records there. You...More

Thank karin r
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A fascinating and interesting place, well worth a visit when you're in Memphis. You can see from old photos its hardly changed at all since!

Thank Isganderton
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was an excellent tour. Free shuttle from parking lot outside EP Memphis. Extremely intetesting and nostalgic. Tour guide was very well spoken and knowledgeable. A must do if you are visiting graceland.

Thank Gabrielle o
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cool spot to hear about some of the legends that have been inside this place. The tour was not long, but worth the price of admission to see where Elvis, along with many other incredible artists have recorded records.

Thank Steph1070
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit and well priced tour you will get to stand exactly where so many great artists have stood on the x in the recording studio floor and also to hold the microphone they all have sung through including elvis, bb king etc

Thank Headsupnow
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a must see bc it’s where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry lee Lewis and others got their start. But be forewarned that if you go on your own you may have a long wait as they book large tours and individuals play second fiddle...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting visit to this studio where Elvis made his first record. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and we enjoyed the tour very much.

Thank AlemapNotniw
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you love rock and roll, this is the place in Memphis you cannot miss! The tour guide was funny and energetic and clearly loves his job. It’s a small place but the amount of music history and famous people who got their start there...More

Thank Jesi L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely fantastic tour. Our guide was funny and very knowledgeable. Also you can get a photo with "that" microphone. While you're waiting for your tour to begin, or after the tour, just hang out in the cafe, so laid back, no pressure if you just...More

Thank Jojo0911
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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 Jim P | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, making a recording wasn't an option on the tour. You would probably have to reserve the studio at a different time of the day because it is still used by artists to record.
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.