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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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Muddy Waters

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... read more

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

This is a small local museum that contains exhibits mainly about individual local blues musicians. It's a bit hard to take in all the information, and I wish they had more music available for listening. Still, it's a good time and pretty informative. Good thing to do while in Clarksdale.

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Delta Blues Museum is small, but it's packed with blues memorabilia, amazing pictures, colorful suites musicians wore... We learnt about lots of local legends we didn't know of, and found out something more about those musicians we did know, such as BB King or Muddy Waters. We spent about 1 hour at the exhibitions as the museum is quite... More 

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Mountain View
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Lots of blues memorabilia. The history of the artists and the struggles they went through was interesting. Offered several film clips with history of artists.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Nothing to dislike, but plenty to see and gives a wider understanding of Blues Music and its history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It was very informative! Loved the music playing while in there. Don't rush through it as you will miss something.

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Gainesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

lots to see, well laid out. loved the guitars and the outfits of local and national performers. staff was friendly and helpful

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had been to the BB King Museum in Indianola the day before, so there was an overlap in content... plus the Delta Blues Museum... is just a little lesser in just about every category. BUT... that doesn't mean that this museum shouldn't be on your tour list. Lots of photos and lots of info about how the blues developed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very informative museum. Worth the time to visit and learn about the history of the blues. There is a gift shop on site.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Although not a big museum it fits the town and has the right connections to the history of the blues. Good video on Muddy Waters and lots of little information on many artists. I particularly Inked the piece on Robert Johson as well as Ike Turner with his recording of rocket 88 which is credited as being the first rock... More 

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