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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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The Blues Museum is really cool. It's in an old train depot. According to information there, they will be undergoing a renovation at some point and it looks like it will be a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The Blues Museum is really cool. It's in an old train depot. According to information there, they will be undergoing a renovation at some point and it looks like it will be a major upgrade with improvements that will significantly bump the exhibits into a better category. Right now the place is rough--it is basically a compilation of costumes, clothes,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

There's lots of wonderful information and artifacts in the museum (as well as a few videos), but I think that die-hard blues fans will get the most from the exhibits. There's definitely lots of text to wade through, and we kind of lost our enthusiasm towards the end. We spent about 45 minutes in the museum, and we were very... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very interesting visual exhibits, videos and music playing. Muddy Waters cabin and the guitar that ZZ top made from some wood from his old house. In the gift shop are you can buy any type of clues CD and some recorded locally. Lots of books on the blues and of course hats and t-shirts.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a fascinating trip through the history of the Blues in America. It's not a huge place but all of the exhibits are really well presented and give you loads of information about the artists and their songs. My wife can't stand the Blues but even she enjoyed our visit because of the great way this place is laid... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Just the way so much history is captured under one roof. It even has Muddy Waters real house inside!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My only disappointment was that photography is not allowed, having paid a lot of money to go on the Blues Trail, and a sizeable entrance fee. That said, this is a great collection, well presented, although one room was unfinished. My wife knew little about blues, but said that she found the displays and explanations very informative.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stroll thru this old train depot to the forefathers of the blues. Muddy Waters shack, and many nice displays and presentations are here along with a nice selection of shirts, posters, art and music. The art here is truly outstanding with some of my favorites being ZZ Top and RL Burnside paintings. Well worth your stop in Clarksdale if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A comprehensive history of delta blues. The displays are well thought out and presented. Great selection of books and DVDs

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nice museum covering a lot of artists. I learned a lot, but after awhile all of the bios started sounding the same. Loved the Muddy Waters cabin. Wish they offered a AAA discount. Worth your time when in Clarksdale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Self-guided museum housed in the old train depot in Clarksdale. Lots of great items. The Muddy Waters display included the actual shack he grew up in, and a short but informative video. Admission fee and gift shop.

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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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