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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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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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Pricey, but great place to visit!

I felt that this museum was pretty expensive ($10 a person I believe) but still worth going to. Amazing images, and a great collection to introduce you to the Blues.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Doha
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I felt that this museum was pretty expensive ($10 a person I believe) but still worth going to. Amazing images, and a great collection to introduce you to the Blues.

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Scotland, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a music tour of the deep south, this was a decidedly average stop. It is on one level and has a reasonable amount of blues information, but was just okay. If you are in Clarksdale, go visit, but I would not make a special trip.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to this museum, whether you are a blues aficionado or not. Plenty to see and marvel at. Nicely presented all on one level. The museum was very quiet when we visited which meant we had plenty of time to read and absorb the information on display. There was an entrance fee ( sorry, can't remember how... More 

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Batesville, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is absolutely no photos! Be aware of that! Lots of 80s clothes from the performers and a few guitars on display. The Muddy Waters house was the only thing really worth seeing. They need to pump some money into it and get some staff other than teenagers worried about their hair...

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Thank chefgirl77
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was more involved that I first thought and had items and history from household names and less well known artists through the years. Definitely worth a visit when in Clarksdale. Next to Ground Zero.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unassuming building opposite the well-known Ground Zero, the Delta Blues Museum reveals the story of the growth of Blues in the region from the very early days. Good clear exhibits and just enough information keeps the visit rolling whilst not over-whelming. Unsurprisingly, Muddy Waters is the star of the show but other major artists are far from neglected. Two... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

i have never been in this part of the us. I have listened to a lot of blues and enjoyed it but going here it made me understand it a bit deeper. Although i thought some of the artist work to be a bit distracting from the museum i thought the history on each artist to be really informative.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Exhibits are somewhat crude and small and many just a typewritten sheet of paper and a dusty object. Many of the exhibits are for people either still alive or recently dead-- with many of the older blues originals ignored completely. I guess it was easier to get an object to show from a more recent person. Price is kind of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Wonderfully interesting collection and so inexpensive, they should charge more! This is the reason we come to Clarksdale and we're glad we came.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We spent 3 hours and got a good taste. This is a nostalgic walk among the Blues greats. Once you read about the Bluesmen / women, when you hear a name, it connects you with their history. Well worth the $$$!

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