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Hatch Show Print

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Address: 224 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone Number: 615 256 2805
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: If you follow Southern music, art and culture, from the Delta blues to...
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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Sweet Little Tour of the historic letterpress shop

I felt like the price was reasonable for this tour $15 for an hour tour and everyone was able to make a little print. We learned a lot about Hatch Show Print and were given a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
LCMike0604
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

I felt like the price was reasonable for this tour $15 for an hour tour and everyone was able to make a little print. We learned a lot about Hatch Show Print and were given a background in letterpress. Tour members also received 10% off the store after the tour. Since I've recently fallen in love with print making I... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The lasting impression here was of the love the staff showed for the history and principles of the business which has been producing posters for the country music scene as well as other local events for since the 19th century. Tour involved a talk on the process itself, the companies history and a practical hands-on example of printing with an... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Hatch Show Print opened in 1879, and was originally located behind the Ryman Auditorium. It is best known for having created and printed most of the advertising posters for Grand Ole Opry and country music artists through the years, and even a few jazz greats like Duke Ellington. Today, it makes its home in the Country Music Hall of Fame... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Took my 16 year old. Great short history lesson on country music, the interaction of the Opry, the Ryman, and the print shop. Fun to get to make a poster. Well worth an hour and $15

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Ashland, Kentucky
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19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Enjoyed our visit and learning about the history. I worked in printing so it was right up my alley. Would be perfect daytime activity for a family. Definitely check out their $5 posters.

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Bloomington
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33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We all loved this place. We were able to hear the history of the print shop & see all the cool stuff. Old print stamps & posters. Also got to watch them make prints. Bought a few treats to take home, loved it!

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Ashland, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Surprised to find a old working letterpress and poster print shop in the same building as the very modern and upscale Omni Hotel building. Immediately captivated by the employees operating the old press, woodcarving and equipment. The advertising style is very accessible and eye catching, as expected, but also humerous. Nice shop of prints and framed posters from inexpensive to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Hatch Show Print is now located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame. Established way back in 1879, HSP “reflects the history of American advertising and entertainment, as one of the oldest letterpress print shops in America.” The print shop has a separate paid tour, which we did not take, but you can view the shop through large display windows... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This place is incredible! The history and the antique equipment is worth the price of admission (we took the tour; very informative and well-run). Loved the little print we got to make and take! Kinda sad they are no longer in the old building, but at least they kept the integrity of the setup, etc.. Don't forget to look at... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you visit the country music HOF, you might as well swing by as its in the same building. You can watch the print shop in action and take a tour if you're really into it. Interesting display of music posters on display and for sale. Quick stop, but interesting.

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