The grand 1870 Woodruff-Fontaine House , which carefully preserves Victorian clothing and furnishings.
Blues City Tours
A variety of bus tours, including an Elvis tour.
Wc Handy House Museum
On the corner of 4th St, the WC Handy House Museum is a shotgun shack once belonging to the composer called the 'father of the blues.'
Memphis' African American repertory theatre stages musicals, Shakespeare and modern drama.
Dyer's legendary deep-fried burgers, fried using the same (continuously filtered) cooking grease since 1912, will sound far less...
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Sun Studio information
It doesn't look like much from outside, but this dusty storefront is ground zero for American rock and roll music. Starting in the early 1950s, Sun's Sam Phillips recorded blues artists such as Howlin' Wolf, BB King and Ike Turner, followed by the rockabilly dynasty of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and, of course, the King himself (who started here in 1953).
Packed 40-minute guided tours through the tiny studio offer a chance to hear original tapes of historic recording sessions. Guides are full of anecdotes; you can pose for photos on the 'X' where Elvis once stood, or buy a CD of the 'Million Dollar Quartet,' Sun's spontaneous 1956 jam session between Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. From here, hop on the studio's free shuttle (hourly, starting at 11:15am), which does a loop between Sun Studio, Beale St and Graceland.