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“We had no idea that behind the doors there was our own little concert waiting.....” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Highway 61 Blues Museum

Highway 61 Blues Museum
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Leland
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winchester, VA
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“We had no idea that behind the doors there was our own little concert waiting.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

We stopped in to enjoy the memorbilia at the Highway 61 Blues Museum and we didn't leave empty handed or disappointed. Blues musican and artist Pat Thomas (son of legendary James "Son" Thomas) was inside, playing his guitar and was happy to chat and entertain us during our visit. We had a hard time leaving.....he was amazing! He is also an artist and sells some of his sculptures and prints and of course I had to have a few things! Later when we were at the Cat Head Music and Bookstore in Clarksdale, MS and we saw some of Pat's work in the gallery! His dad's Blues Trail marker is just outside the front door. It's obvious by the way Pat signs much of his work that he misses his dad. The museum was small, but it's a must see if you are a Blues fan!

Visited May 2012
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English first
Winchester, Virginia
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177 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Worth the stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

This was another stop on our blues trail pilgrimage and it was very enjoyable. The museum is very small but there are some very valuable items that speak to us blues fans. Our visit was highlighted by the music of Pat Thomas, the son of legendary bluesman Son Thomas. He played and sang for us the entire time we were in the museum. He also did some drawings of cats for us and autographed some dominoes. This was a very welcome break for us and also informative as we spoke with the clerk there. Please stop by if you're looking for a dose of blues history. If you're lucky, Pat will be there to entertain you.

Visited May 2012
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Jackson, Mississippi
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“family reunion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

great entertainment for family events, in the Delta

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London, England
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397 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“Great informative blues museum - great displays”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2011

One of the few Blues Museums that was actually open during my visit to the Delta area.
Very informative and my visit was enhanced by the presence of Cat Edwards serenading me on his guitar. The docent was very helpful and added to the experience.
I highly recommend a visit.

Visited October 2011
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Greenwood, MS
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8 reviews
“One of my favorites”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2011

Pat Thomas will draw you a cathead and give you a full tour of the blues at this eclectic museum. Spend time with the rare Steiber photographs that document the blues. Make sure you get the full story on a mojo bag, a cathead, and the folk art. The folk art interprets the journey of a bluesman back in the day. Stay around Leland and take your picture with all the blues murals. A very memorable experience awaits. Bring small bills to tip the free blues music in the lobby and buy an album.

Visited May 2010
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