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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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Description: 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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I really liked this place. Lots of good exhibits on many of the great and lesser known Blues artists. Totally recommended for any Blues fan.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I really liked this place. Lots of good exhibits on many of the great and lesser known Blues artists. Totally recommended for any Blues fan.

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We are not generally blues fans. It isn’t that we don’t like blues we just haven’t been all that exposed to blues as a music genre. That having been said we really enjoyed the Delta Blues Museum. It focused mostly on local artists going back quite a long ways. We had no idea of the history of much of anything... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Delta Blues Museum is a entertaining and educational...even if you don't know or even like about Blues music. The museum turned me into a fan of the music and left me an enhanced understanding of the artistry of the musicians. The Muddy Waters Wing was a big surprise. The one room shack that Muddy Waters lived in is housed here...to... More 

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Freindly relaxed museum with staff that know what they are talking about. Some good history and great music. The evening we were there a band of kids were performiung free of charge. Worth a visit if you have travel all that way to the crossroads.

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Mathiston, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

So much information and very well displayed! We loved it! There was detailed information on each artist featured. There are also "stations" set up to view videos on some of the artist. The welcome area is full of CD's with lots of various blues artists and also t-shirts and other various items for purchase. The employees were friendly and welcoming.

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Dexter, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The museum is very educational. I would highly recommend it to any blues fans. The only downside was that it was very warm in there. There is a ton of blues history, pictures, memorabilia there.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A well laid-out range of artifacts from several well-known and not so well but, but equally as important Blues musicians. To call them pioneers is wrong, because they were just doing what they knew best, but they paved the way and stirred the minds/souls of countless young musicans over the years. They even have the house Muddy Waters grew up... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The museum is great though I would like to see more exhibits. Summer concert outside was a real plus

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Stopped here on the way through Clarksdale from St. Louis to New Orleans. The museum has a very good, if not all-inclusive selection of items to see, as well as decent historical interpretation of the early stages of the blues and of Muddy Waters (in particular). It's well-laid out, and doesn't feel cramped. As an extra, it has a shack... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The Museum focuses on the story of the Blues from the Clarksdale area, which is a rich history in itself, but it does not represent itself as a definitive history of all aspects of the blues. With that qualification noted, the place has a substantial collection of photos, books, records and memorabilia, and there is a video featuring the Rolling... More 

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Additional Information about The Delta Blues Museum

Address: 1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone Number: 662-627-6820
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Clarksdale
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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