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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 Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Admission Add-On Options
Memphis City Tour with Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Admission Add-On Options
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$32.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great tour!
Wonderful tour! Very knowledgeable, friendly, and funny guide! The tour covers all main attractions in Memphis. Highly recommend it!
banditte13, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Memphis

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Over the top
PamelaA_R, Jul 2021
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour, Sun Studio
Everything was excellent. Driver Frank? Was absolutely great/ excellent driving. Loved Graceland but Sun Studio was way more than I expected. Beale good to experience but covid interfered. Thank you!
star-5
Great overview of Memphis, you will love it!
Anonymous, Oct 2021
Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission
Led by local tour guide, Sam, who obviously loves this city - you will tour the memorable parts of the city. A highlight is the Peabody Ducks and Sun Studio. Gave us the confidence to use the trolley system to eat at newfound bbq restaurants and a next day trip to the National Civil Rights Museum.
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Taking care of business
Deborah_B, Oct 2021
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour, Sun Studio
Wonderful day trip. Would highly recommend to Elvis fans. Jammed back day from going to Graceland then tour of Sun Studios ending the day exploring Abele St.
star-5
A Perfect Day in Memphis
Patricia_M, Oct 2021
Memphis City Tour with Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Admission Add-On Options
We loved it all. We toured downtown Memphis and Sam, our tour guide, was excellent. He was friendly and full of information. He pointed out great restaurants, and even went the extra mile to get us to our end destination. We also went on the riverboat, which was relaxing and run. Our favorite part of the tour was Sun Studios, a great piece of music history. Thanks Sam, for a perfect day in Memphis!!
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My Favorite Tour of Memphis City!
Linda_R, Oct 2021
Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission
This tour was outstanding because our tour guide Sam was 1 of the BEST tour guides I’ve ever had! He had so much information about Memphis City and lots of personal stories to add. He was friendly and always willing to answer any questions we had. He also went out of his way to accommodate any and all of us!! Our Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio was fantastic mainly because of Sam.
star-5
Long day but worth it! ...
Teresa_A, Sep 2021
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour, Sun Studio
Long day but worth it! Nice to have a driver and the vip package to skip the lines at Graceland. Sun Studio was a unique experience bringing to life history of music legends. Wrapping up the trip on Beale street with some good bbq.
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Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission
Sharon_K, Oct 2021
Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission
Sam King was our tour guide for our Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission on Thursday October 7, 2021. He was prompt, polite, accommodating, extremely concerned with our comfort, truly funny, and very knowledgeable not just on the history of Memphis’s memorable people and places but on the current happenings in the City also. He was totally enjoyable to learn from. We highly recommend using this tour company and emphasize that you request Sam King for your guide.
star-5
Great time all day
Blanca_L, Oct 2021
Memphis City Tour with Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Admission Add-On Options
We had such a great time! Our family booked the city tour, Sun Studio Tour and the Mississippi River Boat Tour. The tour guide was punctual and very knowledgeable. His sense of humor also made our tour enjoyable.
star-5
Great trip are tour guide...
Jeffrey_M, Sep 2021
Memphis City Tour with Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Admission Add-On Options
Great trip are tour guide Michele was really great lots of sites to see. Bus was clean and very comfortable
star-5
Well worth the money!
Julia_V, Sep 2021
Memphis City Tour with Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Admission Add-On Options
Sam was a knowledgeable, amazing guide on the bus. Learned lots. Downtown was ravaged by Covid but the trolley/bus was cool! Jordan made the cruise very memorable and fun. He knew his stuff. I would highly recommend.
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Half-day tour
Kristy_R, Aug 2021
Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission
Michelle was a great time! She made our tour!! Her knowledge and sense of humor was a wonderful made a great combo. Because of COVID restrictions we were a little worried it would be a little under whelming but our group was so fun and friendly it made it for the limited stops. I recommend Michelle highly if you get a chance to do this tour!
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Great tour
David_R, Oct 2021
Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission
The tour lead, Sam, was excellent. Sun Studios was very interesting. Well organized and learned a lot about Memphis.

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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