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Sun Studio

706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-521-0664
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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 1950, this national Historic Landmark is where superstar musicians like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and countless others started their recording careers. Today, Sun Studio still serves as a recording studio in the evenings while hosting public tours during the daytime hours.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-521-0664
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Reviewed yesterday

We dropped into Sun Tours on the Memphis City Tour, and returned later in the afternoon to do the tour. Our guide was very informative, a very interesting place to visit

Thank newb2016
Reviewed yesterday

Sun Studio was the starting place for many singer / songwriters. This tour recounts those musicians, and the radio station that was Sun Studio! The highlight of the tour is being in the recording studio that the Million dollar quartets recorded there sound and songs!...More

Thank Curtis W
Reviewed yesterday

He also plays piano like a BOSS!! I enjoyed the stories he shared. DO NOT MISS this place if you like music...PS, you can buy the ticket at the studio for less money and there is also a shuttle bus that can take you there...More

Thank anne2215
Reviewed yesterday

busy little place,where you get a timed tour so go there earlier to book a time or you may not get in on the day you're there. we were lucky as our hotel was a 5 minute drive away. went there and was very busy...More

Thank berty-c
Reviewed 2 days ago

Elvis’ recording studio, lots of memorabilia. Soda fountain shop was fun! Tours available. Lots of pics of Elvis. Free to walk around and look.

Thank Aksnobird
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sam Phillips' Sun Studio claims to be the "birthplace of rock'n'roll," a claim that is hard to argue against given Sam and Sun recorded the first use of (accidental) guitar distortion, and went on to record many of the pioneers of Rock'n'Roll - Elvis, Carl...More

Thank OverseerOfAllThatIs
Reviewed 2 days ago

We live in Memphis and decided to explore Sun Studio with out of town guests. Our tour guide was great. We learned a lot about the early Memphis music scene. Very entertaining and educational.

Thank ninabE4919OT
Reviewed 2 days ago

We chose this tour from reviews on Trip Advisor and enjoyed the experience. Well worth the price to do. I love the fact that current artists still want to come in and record - an ode to its history. The space is a little cramped...More

Thank peathatsme
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My teen picked this excursion from the recommendations on Trip Advisor. The interior has tons of memorabilia and the tour was engaging a paid true tribute to Memphis and its Blues heritage. We really enjoyed the tour and call me crazy but I did get...More

Thank Sondra A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must for any music lover. Our tour guide, Lana was fun Don’t miss the rock and roll history found here

Thank NancyOD
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2 January 2018|
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Response from TLC1mully | Reviewed this property |
It’s all guides there is no self tour
1 September 2017|
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Response from amazinggrace1969 | Reviewed this property |
I'm thinking the reasoning behind no children under 5 could be for several reasons. Sun Studios is extremely small. When we went it was very hard to move around in there. We had to wait for our tour to begin for a few... More
9 August 2017|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, making a recording wasn't an option on the tour. You would probably have to reserve the studio at a different time of the day because it is still used by artists to record.