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Hatch Show Print

224 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203 (Downtown Nashville)
615 256 2805
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Ranked #26 of 123 Attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Athens, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

One of my favorite activities in Nashville. The tour was short and we did not get to walk around the shop, but thought it was great. The tour person was new and spoke too fast without allowing some time for questions, but slowed down a bit later on.

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Hilltown, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited the shop after our Country Music HOF tour, but decided to go back for the Hatch tour a few days later. So glad we did. The tour is not long, but you get a great overview of letterpress history, and how the rise and fall and rise of the Broadway area had affected the shop (what the effect... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Last summer we visited Hatch Show Print in their Broadway store. It has since relocated to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The space is larger and new, but the vintage charm is still alive with the same wall of wooden block letters that defined the Broadway location. The tour begins in the print shop, where the guides... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My girlfriend and I spent a week in Nashville, and this was by far our favorite visit of the trip. If you love art, local history, museums or music, you’ll find something to love at Hatch Show Print. The shop itself is free to visit, and you can see the working studio through large glass windows, but I recommend taking... More

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Tour was fun and definitely enjoyed learning about the history. Daughter also enjoyed making a letterpress poster. Enjoyed seeing all the old artwork around. Must see nashville staple.

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Mt. Airy NC
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We didn't do the tour. We visited the store inside the hall of fame. It was nice to look around. We watched through the class as a couple people made posters. I wouldn't go of my way to visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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33 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had a tour of Hatch, including a presentation on the letter press techniques they use to print music posters and other types of printed materials. We had the opportunity to use a demo printer, and Hatch has an excellent gift shop.

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Hollywood, Maryland
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Interesting tour of the art of letterpress and its history. Informative staff. Fun getting to see many one of a kind posters and the back classroom experience where we got to add the final coat to a print to keep.

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