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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Superb recounting of the history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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Pensacola
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We loved it, the museum is well laid out and has such an incredible amount of memorabilia on the blues, the south, our society and our music. We spent a couple of hours leisurely wandering thru the exhibits.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This little museum, located in the heart of blues country, has a lot of fascinating photos, posters and artifacts, including a section of Muddy Waters' cabin. It is very well done.

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Lebanon, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

wonderful collection of pictures and outfits plus cabin of some fo the original musicians of the blues in Mississippi. You could spend hours in here bringing it all in. Very clean, well organized museum. Highly recommended.

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mobile, alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a must see for any blues fan. It is a beautiful building lovingly restored. The exhibits tell each individual story of well known and even lesser known musicians from the area. Even if you think you already know all there is to know about the time period these men and women came from, the Delta area and how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a fairly new attraction and is an excellent place to learn about the blues. Building is in a the old railway station,easy to imagine the old days when rail was the only way to travel! We spent 2 hours there, a fascinating afternoon. Shop has many items not seen elsewhere. There are plans to extend the venue to... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We almost skipped the museum thinking it would be more of the same, but were stunned by the depth of information and the detailed exhibits. Don't miss it!

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Solvang, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Clarksdale is home of the Blues. If you are a fan at all, this museum is a must see. This town is where all blues players began. If they were good, the crowds would show their support And then those musicians knew that they could make it in places like Memphis and Chicago. And that is exactly what Muddy Waters... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

For a blues fan, there is nothing to compare. It has both the history and authenticity without being over the top. Brings to life the legends of the past.

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Barking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Although it was a coincidence, we visited the museum on Muddy Waters 102nd birthday, they were handing out little cakes to celebrate, a nice touch. There's plenty to see, I searched out Little Walters Harmonica, but obviously the highlight is Muddy's old Sharecropper hut. We then drove to Stoval farms, where it all began for Mr Walters

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