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The Gertrude MA Rainey House & Blues Museum

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I gave it 4 only because I wish there were more artifacts in the place. The museum docent made was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Florida S
Palm Beach, Florida
via mobile
Interesting, but lacks tourist appeal

The Ma Rainey House is certainly a historic destination - Muscogee County Schools just named their... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Rob S
Columbus, Georgia
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805 5th Ave, Columbus, GA 31901-2805
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I gave it 4 only because I wish there were more artifacts in the place. The museum docent made was a 5! Although I cannot remember her name. She was so knowledgeable. I learned so much. She told Ma Rainey’s story from birth to death...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To my surprise we had this nice museum right here at home and the museum is free. if you're going to visit this new stadium please give a donation because that's the only way they can keep the museum going. the lady who gave us...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Ma Rainey House is certainly a historic destination - Muscogee County Schools just named their new arts academy after her - but the house itself is small with limited imagination to keep tourists coming back. would not return, nor would I necessarily recommend it...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is a very interesting attraction, and the tour guide was knowledgeable about Ma Rainey and the house. The problem was that the tour guide could not restrain herself from inserting her personal political veiwpoints into the narrative of the tour. Aside from the fact...More

Thank Lori_T455
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It's a straightway house with facts and that's history of her time period. Impressive that a poor black woman who started out with little means rised up! She didn't let that determine her destiny. This shot gun (two story home) Ma Rainey herself had built...More

3  Thank G. C
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I read that you have to knock on the door hard to get the person to come, but either they are deaf or, worse, naughty and lazy because I was at least 15 minutes before closing time and nobody came to the door. I'm bitterly...More

Thank Nicholas D
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

The home of Ma Rainey in Columbus,GA. is the birthplace of the Blues and Ma is the "Mother of the Blues". Her Liberty Theatre is a few blocks away and also worth seeing. A free tour by a very nice lady is a pleasure.

1  Thank Carl S
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I was really surprised at what I saw. The house has been freshly painted and the museum is just the downstairs of the house. A lot of memorabilia to take in. Wasn't sure I was going to get in....make sure you knock loud so the...More

1  Thank brewColumbus_Georgia
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Do people even know this is here? Ma Rainey,Louis Armstrong,old 78's,Ma Rainey's old piano! Old blues playin' while you walk around.See this place before it closes and all we're stuck with is that rap garbage.

2  Thank Robert N
Reviewed 22 April 2015

You can view the first floor of the renovated home. It contains artifacts and stories about the singer from Columbus, GA. You will be led by a docent. FYI: The doors are locked, so you must be patient and wait for the tour guide to...More

3  Thank honestrealreviews
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11 November 2017|
Response from G. C | Reviewed this property |
Hi in the year of 1871.