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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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+1 662-627-6820
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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NYE!! Visit

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kitty B
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Lebanon, Tennessee
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Lebanon, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We visited the Delta Blues Museum while on our first trip ever to this part of the country, and the Museum not only provided us with a great introduction to the origins and evolution of American music, especially the Blues, but gave us a context for appreciating our entire week's visit. Not much to look at from the outside, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Anyone wanting a quick immersion in the history of the Blues, and the persons who contributed will love and enjoy a visit to this museum. Very thorough presentation offering a great gift, souvenir and book shop. Allow at least two hours for the museum portion of your visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

My wife and I really enjoyed our time in this museum. The musical artifacts on display and the available information displays were well laid out and for music fans interesting. Even if you don't live the Blues or much in the way of music there are strong elements of social history to absorb you as well. Afterall the two have... More 

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