Sun Studio Guided Tour

Sun Studio Guided Tour
(4.7) Based on 112 reviews
706 Union Ave , at Marshall Street Memphis, TN 38103
1-800-987-9852    Chat Now  
Detail The guided tour is 45 minutes, but most people spend about 90 minutes looking around the studio.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Gift Shop On-site
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Sun Studio Guided Tour
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Walk into the legacy of greatness when you take an in-depth Sun studio tour of Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, the location that birthed rock 'n' roll! Johnny Cash, Elvis Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and others jump started their careers at this historic studio tour. You will be able to visit the facility, hear the life biographies of these notable legends, and hear rare recorded pieces!  Located in downtown Memphis, Sun Studio is the only records company to be named a National Historic Landmark. This 45- guided adventure will take you to see the exhibitions and your knowledgeable guide will be there to answer any questions that you may have. 

Sam Phillips opened the Sun Recording Studio on January 3, 1950; He had no way of knowing that his facility would be the first hub for Rock 'n' Roll.  Musicians of the 1950s fused country and blues to create an influential and original new sound. It is a perfect addition to your Memphis traveling. 

What You'll See on Sun Studio Tour

You'll get to see some timeless artifacts with this Sun Studios tour. You will see Elvis Presley's microphone that was used to record is first song 'That's All Right' in 1954. Graceland has loaned the studio many other pieces that you'll get to see as well, some of which have never been seen before! Hear voices of the musicians that are still alive; feel the energy that was captured in these recordings. There are so many priceless artifacts from various legends so make sure to add this to your things to do in Memphis list!

About the Artists Who Have Recorded Here

In addition to Elvis Presley, other famed musicians have recorded here. Some of these include: 

  • BB King
  • Carl Lee Perkins
  • Ringo Starr
  • Def Leppard
  • Tom Petty
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • U2
  • Matchbox 20

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Reviews
 4.7   |    112 reviews
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Gerald Fletcher
North Easton, MA
Verified Traveler

The presence of all the great musicians who have recorded there could be felt while standing in the studio. I found it rejuvenating being a musician myself and found motivation to keep moving ahead with my own music.
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William Stakelin
Cincinnati, OH
Verified Traveler

Bucket list item checked off and smiles all around. Surprised by the uncleaniness of beale street but other wise impressed with memphis. Elvis,ribs and the blues! Life is good!
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Barbara Yakkey
Manchester, NH
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Interesting but again not handicapped accessible
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Martin Davis
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
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A great tour through history and the birth place of rock n roll. Informative tour guide. Highly recommended.
Frequently Asked Questions for Sun Studio Guided Tour:
  • Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend here?
    The experience is 45 minutes but guests usually spend about 90 minutes at the studio.
  • What amenities are available?
    There is a gift shop.
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
    Yes.
  • For what ages is it appropriate?
    Children under 4 years of age are not allowed.
  • Is parking available?
    There is free parking directly behind the building.
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