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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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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 2 days ago

worth seeing and visiting, especially if you are a music fan. much history to learn about at sun records.

Thank swbooker
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing tour with lots of unexpected and very cool surprises! This is a must when visiting Memphis!

Thank Laurah0531
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I took the tour of Sun Records and it was just awesome. Our tour guide was Tiffany. I told my wife ( and Tiffany) that it is very cool having a tour guide that really likes their job. You could tell right...More

Thank exnavybowler
Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter and I usually hate tours! But Zack, our guide, was exuberant, concise and funny as hell. It's a small place, just the upstairs full of memorabilia/history, and then the studio AS IT WAS back when Carl, Elvis, Johnny, and everybody else on the...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazing place - the sense of history simply oozes into every room Our guide was brilliant - very knowledgeable and great fun. we were with a really good group - obvious BIG music fans who were all on a musical 'pilgrmage' Sun Studios...More

Thank Tigersouthernbabe
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was really cool being at this place with a lot of history, cradle of big stars like Elvis, Cash , Jerry Lee Lewis , cool place !

Thank CristianS954
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After watching the mini series Sun Records several months ago; my wife and I wanted to do the tour. The tour does not cost much and the tour guides are enthusiastic. To me; it is the opposite of the impersonal Graceland tour. If you haven't...More

Thank scottc9876
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour was well worth the $14 per person. The tour guide,Daniel, was fun and enthusiastic. There was so much history that some visitors even got weepy when Daniel talked about some of the more momentous events at Sun Records. A word of warning the...More

Thank Lili W
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great visit!! We spent 3 days in Memphis, did all the usual things, but this was my highlight. It's a small place, but it's a great tour with a wonderful guide who is both enthusiastic and knowledgable. It was very busy when we...More

1  Thank thehun01
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an amazing tour of an iconic staple in the American music landscape! This is a true hidden gem; I have lived near Memphis for 30 years and only just visited Sun Studios. After our amazing tour from guide Tiffany Harmon I wish I had...More

1  Thank Cory J
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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
27 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!
29 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?
3 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.