The Delta Blues Museum

The Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Delta Blues Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Delta Blues Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
About
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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Talk2C
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Interesting and Educational
Mar 2021
Very interesting. Lots of good info about the blues, musicians and backgrounds. Great admission prices.
Souvenirs reasonably priced also.
Written March 18, 2021
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THicks123
Felton, CA9 contributions
Pilgrimage to the heart of the Delta Blues
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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Mike M
Escondido, CA776 contributions
you think you know the blues
Sep 2020
and then you go here where it all really started, from deep within the soul, no way to take it all in, do it at your own pace, get a shirt and this is a must, tells the real story not the Hollywood version, fitting enough when we got into the car, Whipping Post was playing, you think you know the blues, quick find me a juke joint
Written October 20, 2020
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Curtis S
Kingsport, TN2,185 contributions
a good history of key artists and birth of the delta blues
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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Diane
5 contributions
Experience the magic of delta blues
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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Mary B
Cleveland, OH66 contributions
Blues & soul fans: don't miss this!
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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Marian J
Winthrop Harbor, IL8 contributions
Loved it
Mar 2020
It was a very nice compact size musium that tols you alot about all the Blues Artists. They have alot of things to look at.
Written April 18, 2020
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Holly R
Chapel Hill, NC1,059 contributions
Not For Beginners
Mar 2020
The museum is nicely put together and the displays are in general well done. However, this is not a museum that tells a narrative or helps the incipient blues lover understand more about the music. It is more or less artifacts from local musicians -- some of whom are big names to even the uninitiated -- while others were obscure to me. There isn't much music to be heard or compared to better understand the development of the blues or the different styles. There was one interview with Keith Richards that was entertaining. And the sharecropper cabin, where Muddy Waters was born, was moved intact to the museum, and this is interesting to see. Overall I was disappointed with the museum as I was expecting to learn more about the Blues, but I didn't feel that the museum helped me much. On the other hand, it is not a negative experience -- and if you already know a lot about the blues I'm sure you would find a lot of interest here.
Written April 9, 2020
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osimajorusaf
Ruston, LA537 contributions
If you enjoy blues or rock and roll, this museum is a must.
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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AClarke625
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States528 contributions
Learn a lot about The Blues
Mar 2020 • Friends
We went to Ground Zero on a Tuesday afternoon after 2 and they were closed. We went somewhere else to eat and came back to the museum. So much information. Learned about some of St. Louis’s Blues roots. Even though we stayed after 5pm closing, we weren’t rushed to leave. I even got to go back to see the Muddywood guitar as I had missed it.
Written March 6, 2020
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The Delta Blues Museum is open:
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM