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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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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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Must Do in Clarksdale.

If you're in Clarksdale, this place is well worth a stop. Good history of central blues figures. Organization was a bit off, but that did not interfere with the history that is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Clarksdale, this place is well worth a stop. Good history of central blues figures. Organization was a bit off, but that did not interfere with the history that is represented here. This is an interesting building, too. Stop by.

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Kingsford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean, well organized, and full of memorabilia. Nice little gift shop for your souvenirs from Clarksdale. Worth a visit. Easy to find. Convenient downtown location. As a side note....there may be a guy, Razorblade, sitting in his car in the parking lot. Take a minute to visit with him, and hear his story. He is a local blues legend,... More 

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Cambridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first heard of Clarksdale about fifty years ago when I discovered the blues, so it was a thrill to actually visit. The museum was fascinating, the gift shop full of good stuff, but the real thrill was playing harmonica on the outdoor stage next to the museum while my two grandsons danced round me!

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Naperville, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to see the refurbishment of this train depot and keeping memories of local blues legends alive. Some good exhibits and they are in the midst of a large expansion including an area focused on Muddy Waters. Suggest you visit and support this museum. They also have an after school program teaching kids to play the blues; there were some... More 

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Natchez, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great exhibits on the history of the Blues - plus museum staff provides an introduction before the visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice museum. It's worth a wander around. Good information and stories of musicians. Lots of history and local influence.

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Thank Amjf234
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Very interesting. Stayed over an hour and chatted to the very friendly and helpful staff. The history of blues is very well represented

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

It's been 24 years since I had been to the museum. I think It was in an old house back then. They have come a long ways. It has alot of reading and some cool memorabilia. I know a little about the Blues and this was way over my head. Lots of info. None the less it was a good... More 

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New York City
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great Blues memorabilia and videos, and Muddy Waters cabin too. Combine a trip to this museum with a road trip of the various markers along the Delta Blues Trail, for a full experience.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

After seeing the life-changing B.B. King museum in Indianola, this really can't compare, but it's an educational little place with some good history, and you can spend a good hour here and learn some more.

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