Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Tour in Sheffield Alabama

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Sheffield, US
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Experience the magic of the iconic Muscle Shoals Sound Studio with a captivating tour in Sheffield, Alabama. Step back in time as you explore the very place where legendary recording artists sought the signature sound that forever changed American music. Thanks to Beats Electronics, the studio has been meticulously restored to its original glory, from the vintage equipment in the control room to the orange carpet in the Swampers' party room. Immerse yourself in the history as you visit the bathroom where Keith Richards put the finishing touches on Wild Horses, or sit at the piano that Paul Simon played on Kodachrome. With a professionally guided tour, you'll get an exclusive glimpse into the birthplace of countless iconic hits. Don't miss your chance to be a part of music history on this unforgettable journey.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 40 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Experience the iconic studio that produced hundreds of hit records
  • Get a glimpse of the vintage equipment and control room
  • Step inside the legendary Swampers' party room
  • Discover the bathroom where Keith Richards finished Wild Horses
  • Sit at the piano that Paul Simon played on Kodachrome
  • Professionally guided tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Welcome to the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Tour in Sheffield, Alabama! Step back in time and experience the birthplace of the signature sound that forever changed American music. This iconic studio, founded by the Swampers in 1969, quickly became a haven for renowned recording artists from around the world. Thanks to Beats Electronics, the studio has been meticulously restored, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the 1969-1978 era. From the vintage equipment in the control room to the orange carpet in the Swampers' party room, every detail has been preserved to offer an authentic journey through music history. Lose yourself in the bathroom where Keith Richards added the final touches to "Wild Horses," or sit at the same piano that Paul Simon played on "Kodachrome." This tour is a must for music enthusiasts and anyone eager to discover the magic behind the hits that defined an era.

What to expect?

During the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Tour, you can anticipate a captivating 40-minute experience that delves into the heart and soul of American music. Explore the iconic studio that produced timeless hits by artists such as the Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Boz Scaggs, Leon Russell, and Linda Ronstadt, to name just a few. As you wander through the studio's hallowed halls, you'll feel the energy and creativity that once filled these walls. Immerse yourself in the stories behind the legendary recordings and get a glimpse into the world of music-making like never before. This tour offers an intimate and exclusive opportunity to step into the shoes of music legends and experience their magic firsthand.

Who is this for?

The Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Tour is a must-see for music lovers of all ages. Whether you're a die-hard fan of the artists who recorded here or simply appreciate the power of music to transport and inspire, this tour is for you. It's an opportunity to connect with the rich heritage of American music and discover the creative process that gave birth to countless hits. Aspiring musicians will find inspiration in the studio's history, while seasoned music enthusiasts will appreciate the chance to walk in the footsteps of their favorite artists. This tour is a celebration of music's universal language, welcoming all who have a passion for the transformative power of sound.

Why book this?

The Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Tour offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart and soul of American music history. This is not just a visit to a museum or a showcase of artifacts; it's a chance to step into the very rooms where musical legends created their masterpieces. The meticulously restored studio takes you back in time, allowing you to experience the energy, creativity, and pure magic that flowed through these walls during the golden age of music. From the iconic control room to the legendary party room, every corner of the studio holds a story waiting to be discovered. Whether you're a music aficionado, a history buff, or simply seeking a unique and unforgettable experience, the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Tour is an absolute must.

Good to know

When embarking on the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Tour, be prepared for a journey through time. The tour lasts approximately 40 minutes, during which you'll have the opportunity to explore the studio's fascinating rooms and spaces. It's important to note that the studio is still a working studio, allowing you to witness the creative process in action. While visiting, please support the studio's operations by considering purchasing merchandise available onsite. For the safety of all visitors, the studio currently requires the use of masks and adheres to state and federal guidelines regarding capacity limits. This ensures a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Prepare to be amazed as you uncover the stories and secrets that made the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio an iconic landmark in the world of music.


Visitors who have experienced the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Tour rave about the authenticity and immersive nature of the experience. They describe feeling like they were transported back in time, walking in the footsteps of musical legends. Many emphasize the importance of this studio in shaping American music history and express their gratitude for the meticulous restoration work. Reviews often mention the knowledgeable and passionate guides who provide fascinating insights into the recordings and artists associated with the studio. Visitors also appreciate the studio's commitment to preserving its heritage while still operating as a working studio. Overall, the tour receives glowing recommendations and is hailed as a must-visit for anyone with a love for music and a desire to connect with its rich, transformative past.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

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Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

The tour is of the iconic studio that produced hundreds of hit records including hits by the Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Boz Scaggs, Paul Simon, The Staple Singers, Leon Russell, Rod Stewart, Rival Sons, Linda Rondstadt and many more. The studio is still a working studio. Merch for sale to support our operations that are managed by a 501C3 non-profit. We are requiring masks currently and limiting capacity in accordance with state and federal guidelines.

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We were told the Muscle Shoals Studio tour was the best and it was! We only had 3 people in our party so it was very private. Chase did an excellent job answering all of our questions and giving us the scoop. The Stones, Seger, Rod Stewart, Skynyrd, Cher and many other famous musicians have recorded here. The place is old and has many of the original instruments used. A must for any rock and roller!


Truly a highlight of our road trip from New Orleans through Memphis and Nashville. Standing in the studio where all of those legendary recordings were made was almost a spiritual experience. What made the tour even more special was our guide Terrell. His knowledge, passion and his own history with the studio and the people who made it what it is was exceptional.


One of the best experiences on our road trip - I was so looking forward to this visit and it exceeded all my expectations. Jase (hope that's spelled correctly) gave us a really great time. If you were around in the 70s, the music recorded here will be part of you - and if you are a Stones fan, like me, this is the Holy Grail... but even my son loved it. If you can get here, don't miss it!


Amazing and informative, tour guide had lots of knowledge, worth it if you are a music fan. Loved all the music history I learned.


We traveled from Los Angeles and Arizona to visit the Muscle Shoals Museum and it wa well worth it. We also visited the AL Music Hall of Fame and Fame Studios. It was all great but the highlight was Muscle Shoals. See it all.thanks


We just completed an almost 2 week trip from our home in NC to Texas to see the solar eclipse. If you ask my husband he will say the highlight of the whole trip was visiting this studio!! So very much history in these walls. Our tour guide (whose name I’ve unfortunately forgotten) was outstanding. He had so many wonderful stories to tell about “the Swampers” and all the artists who recorded there. We had toured the Fame studio earlier in the morning and it seemed the right order to see things. Well worth your time!


I loved the laid back attitude the great guide had. A must if you're into music. Gotta record here someday.


Really good & so interesting. Lots of interesting photos & items to look at. Well worth a visit especially combined with the Fame studio


One of the coolest tours I’ve ever been on. You will not regret taking the time to check this one out!


What an unbelievable tour. This small building produced the best music in the world. The tour guide made you feel like you were with the Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Segar, Cher - did I miss someone. A must see.
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