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Sun Studio

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
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Sun Studio - The place where an 18 year old Elvis Presley recorded his first song. It’s well-known in the music industry as "The Birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll" and the most famous recording studio in the world. Opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips in...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Memphis
706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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Reviewed today

Never thought this little tour would be as much fun as it was. Our tour guide, Graham did a wonderful job of bringing history to life. His talent and obvious joy in what he does made our tour an A+ experience. Highly recommend a visit...More

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Reviewed today

To actually see where some of the greats started there careers is cool. A must for anyone interested in rocky roll or country music. Tour is about 1.5 hrs and tour guide made it all the more interesting

Thank 523anon
Reviewed yesterday

For a small place it packs a full punch. A must see if you love music history and nostalgia. Our tour guide was a young woman who was exuberant and entertaining. She made what might have been a dull visit fun and interesting.

Thank Premadas
Reviewed yesterday

Although Sun studio is it is still an active recording studio mainly in the evening, but if you want to know about the birth of rock and roll then this is a must, the tour guide was fantastic with all the things you will ever...More

Thank powellj3
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see in Memphis! The history that was produced in this small studio is just astounding ! Elvis, Cash, Perkins to name a few. Sam Phillips is an American treasure and this is his place in history. A must see.

Thank Pekelo98
Reviewed yesterday

It was a thrill to be in the studio, and stand on the exact spot that Elvis stood on when he recorded for Sun Records. To hear the history of the talent that was present in that building is absolutely astounding

Thank H3187IArichardn
Reviewed yesterday

Being able to visit the exact place where so many of our contributors to music got their start...wow!

Thank jerrysR9678QB
Reviewed yesterday

I'm glad I visited and saw where much of musical history happened, but I probably would not need to go back. Each tour has a lot of people, and the spaces are not huge. If you are short, and are standing anywhere but near the...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide was great. He gave us a lot of info, was personable, and answered all questions. However, there were just too many people on our tour, and we had trouble seeing and hearing at all times. It was about 45 minutes, but we...More

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was part of a tour we participated in and we both enjoyed seeing this landmark and hearing all of the stories!

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October 6, 2018|
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Response from Lakeisha j | Reviewed this property |
My visit to Sun Studio was part of a city tour. I’m not sure how the shuttle bus works but I believe it runs every hour to and from Graceland. You can view the shuttle times on SS website. My time at Sun studio was short as... More
September 20, 2018|
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Response from RDL_NC | Reviewed this property |
A ticket is required to tour the studio.
July 7, 2018|
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Response from 91Beaches | Reviewed this property |
There is but it's hard to find. There is a really narrow drive right next to the studio and there is parking behind. Also some options on the street. We cheated and parked in the Dominos parking lot across the street. :)