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The Delta Blues Museum

1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, MS 38614
662-627-6820
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Clarksdale
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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algonquin il
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Lots of artifacts, stories, music, guitars, clothes! Lots to take in at the Delta Blues. Learned so much about the history of the blues from Mississippi to Chicago! Must see!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We spent an enjoyable hour examining the displays and captions about the important and neglected subject of the history of blues. The bios of some of the major contributors to this slice of musical culture were fascinating to read; we recognized many of the names and now understand the context of their accomplishments within the larger story of the South... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Loved learning about past and present blues performers. The price was fine for what you would find in the museum. Loved seeing Muddy Waters cabin. The staff was friendly and stayed open for us past 5 pm

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Francheville, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Small museum but very well handled and presented. A lot of charm. A greta part is dedicated to Muddy Waters, one of the giant of blues.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It's a small collection of blues memorbilia with a lot of type written signs to read. A "replica" car and a "replica" depiction of Muddy Waters home...eh.. The BB King museum in Indianola was sooo much better.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Many people think that perhaps Memphis, Tn an hour north of Clarksdale is the home of the blues, but it's here in Clarksdale, MS. The museum they've got in 8-9 blocks of downtown Clarksdale is situated in an old train depot and is chock full of memorabilia, videos, blues songs, histories of many of the best blues men and women.... More

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Cimic, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A MUST see for any lover of The Blues!!! We spent over three hours here and really should have set aside most of one day to thoroughly see it all. The history of the Delta Blues captures you as soon as you walk through the doors.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

well worth a visit ... Not a large place but to have the entire shack that Muddy Waters lived in as a boy actually in the museum , makes it worth the visit all on its own

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Sydney
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Lovely little museum, lovingly maintained and really interesting and informative, lots of good info on the boards, easy to read and navigate

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

enjoyed the museum....it's what is expected with small town, and no federal funding for it. if you are into Blue's music - you'll love it.

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