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The Delta Blues Museum

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Address: 1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone Number: 662-627-6820
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Housed in the newly renovated Yazoo and Mississippi River Valley Railroad...

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.

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We were very surprised at the quality and uniqueness of the Delta Blues Museum. It's worth a trip to Clarksdale alone. The Muddy Waters exhibit was fantastic and we can't wait to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very surprised at the quality and uniqueness of the Delta Blues Museum. It's worth a trip to Clarksdale alone. The Muddy Waters exhibit was fantastic and we can't wait to visit again when it is expanded further.

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is pretty small, but it has a LOT in it. Our tour guide was funny and engaging, and answered all our questions. My favorite part was a wall of black and white photographic portraits. The photographers really captured the beauty of the artists' love of music. Definitely a necessary stop for music lovers!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Delt Blue museum because it was next door to Ground Zero, we weren't expecting much but were pleasantly surprised, it was full of information on the story of the blues and was really interesting, would highly recommend

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend a visit here if you are in Clarksdale, because quite a bit about this museum is interesting. You need to have a little patience with it though, and be prepared to put in the time to read a lot in order to truly appreciate the displays and to learn about all the blues artists, past and present,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of photos, concert posters, some clothing items. Guitars and some other instruments. A few videos. I wanted more labeling of the exhibits1

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Newcastle WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum but very well done. And they have a good selection of CD of local blues artists. Great to see displays of some of the early blues entertainers including Muddy Waters. It is out of the way for most travelers but if you like blues, it is worth seeking out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Muddy Water's one room shack is inside this museum. Great collection of stage outfits & delta sound track makes these legends come to life. If you are a delta blues fan you must visit this museum. Discount fo Blues Society members.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

I learned so much on our trip to Clarksdale on this museum! It is fantastic!!! And it is beautifully done inside of an old train depot....this is a MUST if you are on the Blues trail!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

If you are a Blues fan you will love it. If you're just a regular tourist, you will enjoy it and learn about the roots of American music. The museum exhibits many valuable objects which belonged to the musicians who created this genre. Something stunning is the cabin where Muddy Waters grew up and the amazing wax figure of Muddy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I don't know how the full story of the United States of America is told without those chapters of the men and women who have written and sung Delta blues for more than a century. Simply driving into Clarksdale, past acres and acres of cotton fields, it takes little imagination to picture scorching-hot days, the nearest shade a punishing walk... More 

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