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Hatch Show Print

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Address: 224 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone Number: +1 615-256-2805
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

Hatch Show Print is one of America's oldest letterpress shops, in business...

Hatch Show Print is one of America's oldest letterpress shops, in business since 1879. It has created original art for Elvis Presley, Grand Ole Opry stars and contemporary artists like The Black Keys. Step inside the shop to view printmaking in action, take the official tour or shop its selection of historic restrikes, apparel and collectibles. The retail shop is open to the public, with ticketed tours at 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

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Worth visiting for an authentic Nashville souvenir!

VERY cool store with unique posters, t-shirts, and other gifts. You can see the printers and learn the history. It's worth picking up some souvenirs while here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

VERY cool store with unique posters, t-shirts, and other gifts. You can see the printers and learn the history. It's worth picking up some souvenirs while here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was really a worthwhile experience. I had no idea what hatch show print was all about. They gave a very good lecture and tour and you came away with your own souvenir print. Well worthwhile

Thank DBKuper
Felton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didnt take the tour but wish we had. The store has many reprints of old posters and other memorabilia. Nice place for a quick visit while in the downtown area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We bought tickets to see the Hatch Show Print with our boys 12 & 15. The whole experience lasts about an hour. It was very interesting and everyone did come home with a souvenir 8x10 that they rolled themselves. If your kids can stand (then sit) and listen patiently, they will enjoy it. You definitely leave with a new appreciation... More 

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North Bellmore, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This tour was one of our best stops in Nashville. We got to see the letterpress shop in action while learning a unique side to Nashville's music history. And you get to add the third color to your very own limited edition print to take home with you - a built in souvenir.

Thank jbergma
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This was my favorite thing in Nashville. This is an old letterpress print shop that is still doing things the way they have always done them. The tour was really informative and interesting. At the end, you get to make your own print to take home. I highly recommend this to anyone who visits Nashville.

Thank heatherwhea
Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Walking through the airport arriving in Nashville, I saw the Hatch letterpress poster exhibit. I was so drawn that I made it one of my destinations in my 3 days in Nashville. If you like letterpress/craft work, you will definitely enjoy the gallery and the tour of the working shop.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We visited Hatch Show Print at the start of our Americana Music road trip and its a must if you're interested in the imagery of country music. The guided tour of this vibrant, working museum takes you through the history and processes of making the iconic posters. At the end you make your own small poster to take away -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

After visiting the Ryman, we decided to go directly to Hatch Show Print to see the iconic posters and how they are made. It was a little confusing at first because here is a gallery right next door to the print shop, but we figured it out soon enough. The tour was very informative and full of cool tidbits from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Interesting history of a small company meeting the challenges of changing times. Antique printing presses still in use to create posters of various types. You could see employees working on various projects. The tour included a chance to make your own print with a small press. Marin & Bob did a great job making it interesting! Well worth the $15.00... More 

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