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Hatch Show Print

224 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203 (Downtown Nashville)
615 256 2805
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Ranked #27 of 124 Attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Shops, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: If you follow Southern music, art and culture, from the Delta blues to honky-tonk heroes, you've no doubt seen the unmistakable look of a promotional poster made by Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America. Located in a historic building at 316 Broadway in the heart of downtown Nashville, Hatch Show Print has produced posters for performers ranging from B.B. King to Dolly Parton.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

If you like art and want to be part of the process take this tour! I Thought this was going to be a boring tour from the other reviews, however when we arrived the guideswere super friendly and learning the process of print making was actually very cool. Once through the tour of how its done, we were shown who... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A group of fellow art and design students took a tour on Sunday morning, and it was lead by two highly knowledgeable ladies who were the definition of friendly and very good at making for an amazing tour. They made a special effort to adjust the tour to be specific to things that we as students needed to know and... More

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Bayville, New Jersey
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It was ok, not worth a tour to pay. Interesting history but nothing to spend alot of time there. The gift shop was ok, alittle pricey.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Hatch Show Print is a waste of money. For $15, they label it as a "tour" but really, you just stand behind a rope looking at the old printing machines and the so-called host talks about the history of the business. There is no history of the printing press in general or anything of interest. Then, they take you to... More

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La Verne, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I had never heard of Hatch Show Prints before I started researching for my trip to Nashville. I saw that you could only reserve a spot by calling the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. I did that just so I could experience all I could while touring Nashville and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. I'm... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I'm a paper geek, so of course I love this tour. The history, the details, the collection.... oh my my... I was in heaven! The biggest surprise was the my husband even enjoyed it! I know he was doing this for me, but he kept talking about how interesting it all was... and yes .... I believe him! It's a... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Nothing going on in here, keep moving....they print posters and you have the opportunity to buy some the posters they print, albeit kind of pricey for a posterboard with words on it. ,

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Hatch Show Print studio produces an incredible amount of work dedicated to the letterpress form of design. You will recognize the style when you see it. It's bold, colorful, reminiscent of another era. We were very happy to purchase a piece as a 30th wedding anniversary gift to ourselves. It's attached to the Country Music Hall of Fame, so you... More

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I first visited Hatch when it was still in its original location, on 4th ave across from the expanded Ryman lobby. It was a fascinating journey into a simpler time; the craftsmen there print block letter press posters the same way they did a hundred years ago. The shop moved to Broadway a few years back to make way for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Did not get the chance to go on the tour, but the prints in the shop are beautiful and it was fun to watch the people at work in the shop. Def. stop by for a visit!

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