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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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A lazy afternoon visit

This is a fairly well hidden venue and was a real surprise. The mixture of the operational side of the business combined with the sales front was unusal but very acceptable. Some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a fairly well hidden venue and was a real surprise. The mixture of the operational side of the business combined with the sales front was unusal but very acceptable. Some of the goods on sale were high end quality as well as some excellent prints and tees. All in all and nice free exhibit. Recomended

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Taylor Mill, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

1. It's not on broadway, it moved to the Country Music Hall of fame. 2. There's a fine art gallery that you can enter from the street. You have to walk out into the hallway/lobby area to get to the retail shop and see the letterpress stuff. It's not obvious that there's more to see. 3. Take the tour. 4.... More 

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Numidia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a place! How cool that this operation has survived the times. Unfortunately they were closed for tours when we visited, but the whole shop is visible through glass and just seeing that equipment and the quality of the work they produce is amazing. The only people working were using COMPUTERS to design with, which was a little disheartening to... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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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37 attraction reviews
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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
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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
27 helpful votes 27 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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