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The Delta Blues Museum

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Address: 1 Blues Alley Ln, Clarksdale, MS 38614-4336
Phone Number: +1 662-627-6820
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Gary T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

A visit in the real and deepest blues. Very nice place to visit in Clarksdale. Un salto nel più profondo e vero blues. Un posto interessante da visitare a Clarksdale. Stay blues.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This museum traces the history of the blues in the Delta, with special exhibition on the life and music of Muddy Waters when we were there. Some nice video clips of interviews with the musicians. Allow an hour or two.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Nice museum. Very well done. Enjoyed it and learn a lot in the process. Also located within walking distance of other good places to visit downtown. Unfortunately "downtown" isn't what it used to be. But still worth visiting.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Nice overview of how the Blues progressed in the Mississippi Delta. Information and memorabilia from well known musicians as well as some of the more obscure.

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