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Sun Studio

Closed 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 yesterday via mobile

I reluctantly treated my sister (and myself) with this tour for her birthday, expecting it to be dry and tedious. Boy, was I wrong! I had such a magnificent tour with probably the most knowledgeable and passionate tour guide ever. Her name was Tiffany Harmon,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lydia O
Reviewed yesterday

Get ready to be greeted with a smile! Followed by a jaw dropping sight of classic memorabilia! As you await the tour you'll be surrounded by music fans who'll be happy to engage in fun conversations! The tour guides are outstanding/entertaining with presenting the history...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EastofEven
Reviewed yesterday

Such a fun time! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and kept us engaged. We loved seeing where rock n roll was born..and reliving such great memories!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 2 days ago

We absolutely loved the tour of the museum and the actual recording studio. Our guide was Graham who provided ton's of facts and history with lots of personality and style. Sun Studio was our FAVORITE place in Memphis! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Findingyourself
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sun Studio was an unbelievably spiritual experience. My emotions were rocked and rolled as it took me back in time and brought me forward to a present understanding of the cultural phenomenon that is Rock’N’Roll. What exquisitely brought it home, though, was Lahna, her undeniably...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Reuben Q
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very informative tour of this iconic location. Tours are well organised and guides are knowledgeable. Cafe is good too

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 979beverleyh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well presented tour. Guide knew everything about the history of the place and rock and roll. Worth the price, enjoyed it

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jsadiving
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great tour! Mark, our guide, did a great job leading the tour. Highly recommend this tour for all types of groups.

Thank staciw605
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a really great tour guide who was upbeat and interesting. Really enjoyed learning about this piece of music history.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Sherpa791384
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are a Rock n Roll fan this is a must. It's a thoughtful and thorough tour of the place where Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and more.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Lisa S
June 1, 2019|
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Response from JohnSB3 | Reviewed this property |
I agree. Note the comment about the stairs. It is a small place. There is not much moving about.
May 22, 2019|
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Response from NeilC1849 | Reviewed this property |
We just turned up and bought them over the counter
Jason M
May 9, 2019|
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Response from Jellybeandean | Reviewed this property |
as said in another about every 1/2 hour, show up and wait in line. Crowded as advised.