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Sun Studio

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Address: 706 Union Ave, Free Parking lot in the rear of the building, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
Phone Number:
901-521-0664
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10:00 - 18:15
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:15
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Sun Studio - The place where an 18 year old Elvis Presley recorded his...

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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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 80.50*
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Memphis Music Attraction Discount Pass

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Fantastic informative enthusiastic tour guide

This tour was brilliant, enhanced by the enthusiasm of our guide Tiffany. Her knowledge was very good and her love of the history of Sun Studios shone through making it a stand... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sandra H
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Emerald, Australia
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Emerald, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was brilliant, enhanced by the enthusiasm of our guide Tiffany. Her knowledge was very good and her love of the history of Sun Studios shone through making it a stand out of our trip. Well worth the visit.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the last tours we took in Memphis, but we wish it had been the first! Our guide, Tiffany, was fun and knowledgeable. She shared wonderful stories and provided great personal insight into the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband are in our mid 40's and very much enjoyed the tour. Our 17 year old was bored. Tiffany was very passionate and informative. Gift shop not overly expensive. Glad we stopped,

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Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hallowed ground my friends! This wasn't really a visit for me, it was more like a pilgrimage. I've wanted to make this trip to Memphis for a long time and Sun Studio has long been on my check-off list of things to see. As I walked to the site from my hotel, I went through neighborhoods of rubble and blight... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tours of the studio run every hour on the half hour. Tour guide was knowledgeable and upbeat and encouraged us to dance/sing along with the songs played throughout the tour. Was great to see the actual recording room (that is still functional today!) The guided tour was $14.

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Daviston, AL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was neat seeing the place where so many have recorded. Our guide was excellent. It just seemed like it should me "more" somehow.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this amazing landmark on December 28, 2016. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and funny. I wish I could remember her name because she really made this experience one we will never forget. Thank you for sharing this great piece of musical history with the public!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plez was an amazing tour guide! So funny and knowledgeable about the musical history of Memphis and Sun Studios. We were doubtful at first about if we should go on the tour, but he convinced us, and we're glad he did! It gave me goosebumps to be in the same room where rock and roll history was recorded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best $12.00 you will spend while in Memphis!! The tour is fun and interesting . Our guide was great. So much history in such a tiny place! Absolutely loved it!

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see when in Memphis. First, it is so atmospheric and the entire experience brings its storied history to life. Our guide was EXCELLENT. He was personable, funny, very knowledgeable and really did bring history to life. The museum is excellent, including the radio studio that they took out of the Chisca Hotel where Dewy Phillips used... More 

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