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The Delta Blues Museum

1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, MS 38614
662-627-6820
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Clarksdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Owner description: Housed in the newly renovated Yazoo and Mississippi River Valley Railroad Depot, the museum presents the history of the Blues through photos, written... more » Owner description: Housed in the newly renovated Yazoo and Mississippi River Valley Railroad Depot, the museum presents the history of the Blues through photos, written word, artifacts and instruments. « less
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Woodstock, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I loved everything about it. Very moving. We'll be back. The exhibits about Son House and Muddy Waters are particularly affecting. A great place.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This museum didn't really do what it said on the tin. It was a random series of brief biographies and photos of bluesmen who often had no connection to the area. I was hoping to learn something in depth about Delta Blues - I didn't need the overview this provided. The few artefacts were poorly labelled - there were a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Small but with lots of interesting information. Largest exhibits are Muddy Waters and Charlie Musselwhite, but there are many, many smaller exhibits.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
51 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We took a side trip from our route in order to visit this museum. It is a self guided tour with a lot of exhibits, however, we felt totally let down because we could not take photos! I really don't understand this as most places allow you to take photos as long as you don't use the flash. Not sure... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Delta Blues Museum was the sole reason we were in Clarksdale and I was not disappointed. If you love the blues you need to visit the museum, the history of the great blues artists is very well done. Plenty to see here and they plan on adding more as time goes on. Looking forward to another trip down this... More

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Switzerland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

After our family visit to the museum, we have to report mixed feelings. I've been a fan of Muddy Waters forever, and the museum was really a great place, with the relatively new Muddy Waters room, the house, the pictures and all other exhibits. For that blues feeling alone I'd give 5 stars, for spending a happy 45 minutes (or... More

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York, England,
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I really enjoyed this visit - lots of quirky exhibits and local flavour. It would be a shame to come into the Delta region and miss this treat. It is well presented.

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Woodbury, NJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Not as big as I expected but interesting nonetheless. Large Muddy Waters exhibit, including a replica of his house. No photography, though - a bit disappointing.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very good museum about the Delta blues and with a focus on the different artists. I knew a good part of them already but now I know even more and it made me want to discover the blues further. For blues fans this should definitely be a stop on their route when visiting the delta.

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UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great museum, which opened on time, unlike so many other places I've been touring round. Steeped in a delta Blues history. The wonderfully affable and knowledgeable Richard, who opened the museum and helped to manage the place, added a lot of value to my visit by explaining some aspects and giving further background to the exhibits, and suggestions as to... More

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