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The Delta Blues Museum

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Address: 1 Blues Alley Ln, Clarksdale, MS 38614-4336
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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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Delta Blues Museum

If you have time to visit this museum, it is interesting and has lively history and displays. We enjoyed the clothing of the Blues legends and other items.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Bruce B
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natchez, United States
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natchez, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have time to visit this museum, it is interesting and has lively history and displays. We enjoyed the clothing of the Blues legends and other items.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Delta Blues Museum is a must-visit spot for anyone interested in the history of blues music and musicians in the Delta. The exhibits don't go too deep into history, but you get a good overall feel for some of the more prominant musicians and get to see memorabilia.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

We spent several hours here. The place has some good exhibits and tells a lot of history of the blues. We especially enjoyed the section of the museum devoted to Muddy Waters.

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

this is a great place to learn so much about the blues- and lots of great souvenirs The employees are very friendly and helpful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Nice museum with a ton of history behind it, and love how it is centered around the delta, and specific to the area.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Great overview of blues history in the Mississippi Delta. All types of guitars on display and a few other instruments as well. Lots of pictures and tons of blues history! Well with the price of admission.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Located in downtown Clarksdale in a historic railroad depot. We parked at the County Tourism office a short walk away. Admission is $10pp, $8 for seniors and students. The museum collection is dedicated to showcasing the history and heritage of the unique Delta blues music and includes musical instruments, recordings, photos, posters, costumes, paintings,etc. The Muddy Waters and Charlie Musselwhite... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Stopped off here while travelling between Memphis and Natchez, this was a great decision. The staff were friendly and the quality of the exhibits was outstanding. This is a much larger museum than you think when you drive up and definitely worth the time learning the history of the Blues.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Stopped here on our way down to Clarksdale. The staff were super friendly and helpful and the place looks amazing. Worth a visit if you are a music fan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

pretty interesting museum highlighting the blues and it's innovators. must definitely go to the museum if you are visiting Clarksdale

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