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Sun Studio

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:15
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“johnny cash”(1,008 reviews)
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“jerry lee”(678 reviews)
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

We enjoyed the tour and memorabilia. Definitely worth a visit for anyone who has any interest in the history of popular music in the U.S.

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed today

The Staff that worked here, were all very enthusiastic about music and the history of Memphis recording studio. The archives upstairs were well preserved and awe inspiring. It was not only about Elvis but other historical musicians as well. There is a cafe downstairs and...More

Thank Joan F
Reviewed yesterday

A small and compact building but steeped in music history. Graham, the guide's use of words, music, interactive light shows (OK a bit exaggerated) were excellent. He was able to bring to life the history of the venue with a love and passion for his...More

Thank Curiosity755934
Reviewed yesterday

My husband is a musician and really wanted to see Sun studios. It was not a disappointment. While quite small, it is very interesting to see the exact place that Elvis recorded as well as many others including Ike Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl...More

Thank ILuvEngland
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I simply can't recommend this tour highly enough. We were extremely lucky to have Graham on the day and it was his passion, knowledge and infectious love of its history and it's music that made it such a special experience. To be in the very...More

Thank TravelEdSmith
Reviewed yesterday

Did the Sun Studios tour this morning and it was amazing. The tour guide Graham was so knowledgeable and his enthusiasm and personality really made the tour. Great history here and would highly recommend it if you visit Memphis. If you get Graham as your...More

Thank Jaclyn M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even if you don’t do a tour, walking into the cafe of Sun Studios is a pretty cool, free experience. The memorabilia on the walls is really a walk into history and it’s just a fun place to go... even if you just have a...More

Thank RiannK
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour is not long, but very interesting. Learn about those who first recorded with Sam Phillips. Great musical history lesson.

Thank lovestotravel096
Reviewed 2 days ago

When visiting Memphis, this is a must. To be honest, I enjoyed this tour more then the Graceland tour. Could be because the tourguide, Graham, was awesome. :-) The music history lesson you get is one of the best, informative and animated I had. Thumbs...More

Thank Hetbelgje666
Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour was very interesting and informative. You were able to view a lot of memorabilia and able to be in the studio where Elvis recorded.....amazing!

Thank catescr
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2 November 2018|
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Response from phatboyinchains | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can park on the street or behind the studio in the lot and it's free.
6 October 2018|
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Response from Betsy D | Reviewed this property |
I also believe there is a shuttle that goes to Sun Studios from Graceland but we also used Lyft all over Memphis with great success. It's usually better to buy tickets online but we did not at Sun and it wasn't really a... More
20 September 2018|
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Response from shirley202 | Reviewed this property |
Entry in cafe is not a charge. Anything beyond that is guided tour and fee is charged.
7 July 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. :)
28 May 2018|
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Response from Rebecca K | Reviewed this property |
I don’t see a problem with going over to sun studios early so that you can purchase your tickets for a later tour. But honestly my mom and I just walked up when we wanted to go and they sold us tickets for the next tour... More