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Hatch Show Print

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Address: 224 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone Number: 16152562805
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9:30 am - 8:00 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
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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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I like art, and I kinda like quirky art / old prints. Well this was the place. Took the 75 minute tour of the still-working printing plant (you stand in one place and can see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like art, and I kinda like quirky art / old prints. Well this was the place. Took the 75 minute tour of the still-working printing plant (you stand in one place and can see all the machines in operation; the operators come to you to explain different aspects). The history of the business was interesting, the tour guide(s) informative... More 

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Westfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have some very cool prints - especially the larger format prints. Fun to get out of the heat for a few minutes and peruse their collection.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the Hatch Show Print tour with all the history of the family who started the shop and learning how it's moved all around Nashville. The fact that we got to watch them print actual prints for modern clients was really cool! My favorite part is that each person gets to make their own print to take home... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we visited a couple years ago I don't think I was aware there was an actual tour here, or maybe we didn't have time. But I made sure to pop in and pick up a Marty Robbins and the Tear Drops Band print from a Grand Ole Opry appearance they made. They had a nice selection of other classic... More 

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Thank CoyoteIsland
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is super cool. There is so much history behind this name that I never knew about. I've been seeing their work my whole life and never even knew it. So worth the money to take the tour and you get to take a little piece of history home because you get to print your own poster.

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Thank Melissa Z
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though the Hatch Tour is part of the Country Music Hall of Fame, I took this tour only because of my personal interest in history and printing. It is a really fascinating look at how the letterpress industry supported early regional musicians. The tour guides clearly love the shop and its products. Great, unique tour. I think $15 might be... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the favorite things we did in Nashville, it's well worth the $15. The brief history lesson you get is worth the price of the admission. So cool learning about the history of this art form, and getting to see lots of the various art posters. We had great tour guides who knew there stuff and were... More 

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a unique, fascinating place. Hatch has been doing posters for more than 100 years. You can see hundreds of examples here, at no cost. If you want to learn more about how they create posters, you can take a tour. There is a charge for the tour. There is no charge not to come into the store and... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hatch Show Print gives you a trip back in time to see old time posters being made. You can stroll around the store and purchase prints. The paid tour is worth the money. You get a chance to walk into the shop and learn more about the history of Hatch. You might even be able to see prints being made.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hatch has done music posters since the 1800's it was saved from being closed when it was moved inside the Country Music Hall of Fame. You do not have to go through the hall of fame museum to get to it as you can access it on its own and therefore tour it separately. You can buy tour tickets online... More 

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