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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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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I've been there four time now and each time there's something new to catch my interest. If blues is your thing this is a must stop.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was the highlight of our day in Clarksdale. While there's much to read, it's well worth the time! Would like to return!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were on US roadtrip and a friend of mine likes Blues so this was a must for him along with the Crossroads. Museum is very well done, quite small but now they are working to increase the size. Some authentic Blues legend stories and artefacts are shown here so it's well worth if you are a Blues fan. Then... More

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Lake Cormorant, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Excellent history even if you know nothing about the blues. Great facility, Relevant to any rock of the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's

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Suomi
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

In Clarksdale,MS,little over 1 hours drive from Memphis locates this great blues museum.Here you find all the original,Missisippi delta area, masters of that music.It is totally worth for going there.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very well done and so interesting. We spent much longer than expected since there were so many different displays to look at and so much history told so well. The remodeling of the old building housing the museum alone is worth the visit! We bought some CDs and played them all the way home on our cross-country trip.

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Bargara, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Had a great variety of memorabilia and DVDs of the start of blues music. Learnt a lot. Air conditioned too. A god send.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are a blues aficionado you mustn't miss this. From sharp suits and shoes to guitars and pianos there's a lot to see.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

You should put on your to do list a visit to Clarksdale in Mississippi.Among the many attractions and features of this city is the Delta Blues museum.A new exhibition featuring Legend Muddy Waters has just been opened and it is great.While you are there check out all the other stories and memorabilia from many of the Blues musicians that honed... More

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