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Sun Studio

Sun Studio

Tours daily from 10am - 6pm
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, 38103-3218

The Basics

Die-hard music lover or not, it’s fascinating to take a guided tour of the famous recording studio’s headquarters and see where legendary performers like B.B. King and Roy Orbison laid down their first hit singles. Sun Studio is especially famous for the Million-Dollar Quartet recording, performed by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Tour the studios with an advance-purchase ticket, during an excursion with transportation included, or in conjunction with other Memphis music-themed sights on a city sightseeing tour.

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Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
$38.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Entertaining
Chatting with bus mates, trivia, paddleboat was relaxing. Tour guides were very friendly, funny, and kept our attention.
Teri_P, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Memphis

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Memphis Tour
Susan_A, May 2022
Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
Sun studios was wonderful, and so was Beale Street. Michelle was the best part, what a wonderful, funny, knowledgeable, freindly tour guide. Love her. Enjoyable day.
star-4
Seeing Memphis
Valerie_H, May 2022
Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
Seeing the March of the Peabody ducks. Sun studio tour was good, also. Tour guide was great but like she said, she needs to slow down her talking and not talk so loud.
star-5
A must see trip!
Dawn_R, May 2022
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission
Well worth it! Graceland was so personal, looking into Elvis’s home, his belongings and home movies. If you love music, Sun studio tour was interesting and so cool to stand where great songs were recorded. Beale st had great blues music and good food. So worth going to see
star-5
Super fun girls trip
Marilyn_T, Nov 2021
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission
Wonderful trip worth every penny. Clean bus, kind and attentive driver. Water provided and VIP service. The Graceland ticket is the Entourage tours
star-5
Great start to Memphis Trip
Sara_R, May 2022
Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
Great tour. I had no idea I would learn so much or see so many sites. Michelle was a great guide and very knowledgeable.
star-4
All in all a great experience!
Carol_B, May 2022
Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
All the background and history supplied was very interesting. Appreciated pick up and drop off. Michelle was very friendly and helpful, but she talks too fast and we were not able to catch all that she said through the microphone.
star-5
Great tour guide
Craig_C, May 2022
Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission
Tour guide Sam was fantastic!!! Had so many insights during tour plus he was so nice to everyone. He really made it a special day.
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Guide
Sandi_G, May 2022
Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission
Sam was awesome, funny, entertaining, and so helpful and accommodating!! He went out of his way to make sure we had the full Memphis experience!! We felt safe and taken care of besides leaving with a rich awareness of Memphis history. Thank you!
star-5
The entire day was...
Diane_R, May 2022
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission
The entire day was absolutely terrific! We had a ball. Weren’t bored for a moment. Day just got better and better. Thank you so much!!
star-4
Had a great time
Anonymous, May 2022
Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
Really enjoyed the tour,especially Sun Studio, the riverboat tour was shorter than we wanted, but overall I would recommend it.
star-5
Drew was a very animated,...
Judith_E, May 2022
Sun Studio Guided Tour GENERAL ADMISSION Ticket **PLEASE PRINT**
Drew was a very animated, informative guide. We learned much of history behind the " million dollar quartet"
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It was the highlight of my visit to America.
Phil_R, Apr 2022
Sun Studio Guided Tour GENERAL ADMISSION Ticket **PLEASE PRINT**
“It was totally awesome to stand in the room that gave birth to rock’n’roll. It was just fantastic!” Phil Riseborough

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Music fans and those interested in Memphis music history won't want to miss Sun Studio.

  • Plan to spend one to two hours here for a tour and exhibition visit.

  • Check out the 1950s-style Sun Studio Soda Shop and Record Store for additional nostalgia or a souvenir.

  • Kids ages 5 to 11 years old can visit (with accompanying adult) free of charge; kids under 5 are not allowed.

  • Entrance for guests with limited mobility is free given that half of the tour is not wheelchair-accessible.

  • The site’s first-floor café and record stare are wheelchair-accessible.

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How to Get There

Located right in downtown Memphis, Sun Studio is easily accessible from anywhere in the city. There is a free shuttle that runs between Sun Studio and Graceland, as well as the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, allowing you to visit some of Memphis’s key music-themed sights with ease. Parking is free.

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When to Get There

Sun Studio is open daily from 10am to 6pm with guided tours offered every hour on the half hour. Crowds are lightest first thing in the morning.

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Music Sites of Memphis

Sun Studio has been called one of the most significant musical history sites in the country, along with nearby Graceland—the former home of Elvis Presley. The Elvis-themed tours of the city are a must for hard-core fans, but for those seeking a more general tour of Memphis music, don’t miss Beale Street, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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