Hatch Show Print, Nashville

4.4
The birthplace of the art of letterpress printmaking, Hatch Show Print embraces modern design while continuing the traditional technique it's employed since 1879. The company made a name for itself in the 19th century by printing bills for show business. Stop by the gallery to view some of Hatch's original prints, as well as loaned prints from other notable companies. A workshop called Space for Design teaches participants the art of printmaking. You can book a tour that reveals the history of the craft. Use the shop's carved wood and other blocks to make your own print to take home. Make Hatch Show Print a centerpiece of your Nashville vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Nashville travel planner .
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  • Neat to learn about old school printing and the posters that they make. Wish they had more poster choices to my liking. Worth the visit.  more »
  • We took this tour as part of our Total Access Passes. It isn't really a tour of the shop - you just stand on the side while they show you different letters and machines and posters - not much differen...  more »
  • This was the best tour, we learned so much about printing and the history of Nashville . The girls who provided our tour were funny and entertaining and just so sweet to my kids. It was facinating and...  more »
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  • Neat place. Got to talk with Kathy and she showed us the process of letter press. Really cool location. There isn't exactly any room to do this, but I kept wishing they had tours of the space behind the counter. This historical location—the shelves of hardware, especially—reminded me of Ollivander's from Harry Potter. (Edit: Apparently there are tours. Had no idea...)
  • We took the tour and had a blast. Very informative. This is a great thing to do while downtown.
  • The art is super cool. But....in hindsight, I wouldn't pay the money for tour again. It was a lot of standing and listening. I was also a bit disappointed in the number of reproductions available for sale. But still a neat piece of Nashville history.
  • Really cool spot to see especially after visiting the Ryman Auditorium (think Grand Ole Opry) and seeing all of their signed prints there for seemingly every big artist from the past 60 years imaginable. Really cool view of how they make the prints, which they have kept the same authentic method. Great spot for a unique souvenir.
  • The shop is in every guide and I expected something emblematic. I was kind of disappointed not by the shop but by the style of the prints, just not my type. I did not go for the guided tour but it seemed quite interesting. I still think it's a good stop if you're around the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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