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Address: 224 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone Number: 615 256 2805
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Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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What a great reminder of what printing used to be. With the desktop computer people forget what it used to be. I appreciated watching the presses running.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Mission Viejo, California

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What a great reminder of what printing used to be. With the desktop computer people forget what it used to be. I appreciated watching the presses running.

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Green County, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Bought the tour on a whim, and it was well worth it. Great for those who are interested in how printing was and is still done these days. Good bit of history of the shop showing how the printing business was tied in with the Nashville music scene. A fun hands on opportunity as you get to print your own... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I was amazed that they still do signs this way. They all looked so nice. You could buy prints at a little gift shop.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Really enjoyed seeing County Music history through printed posters. Still has a working letterpress that is used to make the posters.

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Spring Mills, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a small little gem inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and we loved it. Watch the lady make prints on a press right in front of you. She wasn't the friendliest person in Nashville but she didn't yell at us. We did ask the cashiers a couple questions and they were disinterested but the business succeeds on... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Though the print shop has moved a few times during its storied history, they saved everything, and brought it to the new location. See the original type blocks in a comfortable setting. Watch as actual concert posters are printed. I especially loved pulling my own print through one of the presses in the classroom area. The tour of Hatch Show... More 

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Paris, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Inside the beautiful Omni hotel, this attraction is worth your time. So interesting to see how this stuff is done. Gifts available and how cool to bring home an interesting part of history from an amazing city-Nashville.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I really enjoyed listening to how these posters are made. I thought it was really cool that people still use them to this day considering all of the technological advances out. You will get to make your own poster. The poster will already have one layer on it and then you will get to put the final layer. I didn't... More 

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georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Located on the bottom level of the Omni hotel , the Hatch Show Print shop offers a wonderful look at traditional block printing as they are the go to for all the printed posters advertising for the Grand Ole Opry. The Hatch Show Print business has been in business in downtown Nashville for almost 100 years. Tours are offered or... More 

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Sidney, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The tour is well worth the $15 price ($10 for kids). The history of the business and the art of the posters was interesting and informative. The added bonus to print a poster is a nice takeaway. My 12 year old son enjoyed it as did my husband and myself. Possibly the best value in Nashville.

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