The Delta Blues Museum
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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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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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Linda L
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Jul 2022 • Couples
Worth the trip. Great displays, footage and photo’s highlighting the many musicians, promoters, and record companies that made Delta Blues what they were and the Delta what it was.

I was surprised that the museum staff was so indifferent to us-most museum staff folks are thrilled to have visitors- and I think the museum is missing the mark not to allow photography-letting visitors take non flash photos could do much to extend their reach.
Written July 14, 2022
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Mary B
Cleveland, OH67 contributions
Aug 2020
What an amazing place! As a blues & soul-music lover I was amazed to learn just how many of my favorite musicians came from the Delta. This museum tells their stories, in words, music and pictures. So moving to see the cabin Muddy Waters lived in as a child, to get to watch videos of him, and to learn how ZZ Top helped the museum get started. The wall full of Don Nix's black-and-white photos of musicians was a really moving tribute to the history of this unique part of America.
Written August 6, 2020
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Diane
10 contributions
Sep 2020
This museum is a "must visit" when in the Clarksdale MS area. We love the displays and the great people in the shop. Plan to spend some time there watching the history of Delta blues music and hearing it in the words of the performers. The photos are amazing. And the wonderful exhibits of instruments, clothes and sculptures are also amazing. We always visit the museum and then, of course, we go to Abe's for a rack of ribs. Clarksdale is a magical place to us. The museum is the best part.
Written September 20, 2020
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bigthicket
529 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Price is a little steep at $12 per adult but in the end we were glad we went through it. My husband is a huge music fan and we both found it very interesting to learn about the lives of the Blues musicians. I enjoyed the gift shop as well.
Written October 30, 2021
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Susan D
Prague, Czech Republic227 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Our experience at the Blues Museum in Clarksdale was ok. We had high expectations for the museum but were slightly underwhelmed. The museum has some interesting information but needs updating. Information and labels are just tacked up and titles are curling. It looks like a grade school project. Our biggest disappointment is that you don’t get to listen to any of the artists’ music. There are a few videos of people talking, but there’s no other interactive aspects. Gift shop is severely lacking any decent gifts. That’s too bad because we wanted to buy some souvenirs. That’s the least of their problems. Hopefully the museum directors will try to do some updates soon. It has potential. Plan to spend 1-2 hours. Masks were required (thankfully).
Written August 1, 2021
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Curtis S
Kingsport, TN2,595 contributions
Sep 2020
located in downtown Clarksdale, the museum is situated in and old train dept. The exhibits cover a broad collection of blues artists. Displays with artists bios run through the building. There is a side exhibit on the Malaco recording studio, which produced many popular recordings back in the day. The back room of the exhibit is dedicated to Muddy Waters, containing the shack he lived in and plenty of memoribilia documenting his life. Very reasonably priced, the museum is worth the hour it will take to walk through. Recommended.
Written October 5, 2020
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osimajorusaf
Ruston, LA566 contributions
Mar 2020
The Delta Blues Museum founder purchased the Illinois Central Railroad passenger depot via a federal grant to save it from demolition and restored it. It is located in the center of town in the historical district within easy walking distance to several points of interest. It is a small museum that provides insight to the lives of many Blues performers. The displays of instruments and period clothing worn by famous musicians are great. The museum does a good job of demonstrating how the blues influenced some of the greatest rock and roll performers..
Written March 11, 2020
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK11,215 contributions
Oct 2022
It's only a fairly small building but there is so much history, information and memorabilia packed into it. Well worth visiting. I learnt such a lot. I know that churchgoers had christened blues music "the Devil's music" but I did not know that singer Howlin' Wolf had followed his mother down a Clarksdale street begging her to forgive him for singing the blues. She never did. Shame that photographs are not allowed but impressed that Covid rstrictions still being enforced. One of the rare places we visited where masks had to be worn.
Written November 17, 2022
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JanetMP1973
Rehoboth Beach, DE112 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Truly an outstanding collection of material honoring the birthplace of our musical tradition, the blues. They don’t allow photography inside. You simply must go and stand in the space of Muddy Waters. Easy parking, discounted prices for members of the Blues Foundation, and a short walk to plenty of great choices for food. Your GPS might try to take you into the wrong entrance, but just go around the block.
Written February 19, 2020
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THicks123
Felton, CA9 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
Nicely laid out museum packed with information, programs, and blues history. They also have cool performance spaces and located next to Ground Zero club. Timed tickets insured no social distancing challenges, but it was not crowded and there was plenty of time to linger and soak it all in.
Written January 18, 2021
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  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM