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Dockery Farms

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255 Mississippi 8, Cleveland, MS 38732
+1 662-719-1048
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Dockery Farms is said to be where the blues were born. Home to famous Mississippi Delta Bluesman, Charley Patton, Dockery Farms was a farming plantation with its own currency, school, churches, gas station and much more. Famous bluesmen Robert Johnson, Henry Sloan, Son House and Howlin' Wolf all played at the legendary plantation.
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  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
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“blues trail” (8 reviews)
“blues music” (6 reviews)
“cotton gin” (3 reviews)
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255 Mississippi 8, Cleveland, MS 38732
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+1 662-719-1048
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"blues trail"
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"blues music"
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"cotton gin"
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"cool experience"
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"hear the music"
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"worth a stop"
in 3 reviews
"mississippi delta"
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"short stop"
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"taking pictures"
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"gas station"
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"neat place"
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"push the button"
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"great stop"
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"robert johnson"
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"landmark"
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"birthplace"
in 7 reviews
"audio"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great spot for a photo op....it was on our Blues agenda for the weekend and we were not disappointed. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

2  Thank SchelleyB
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

If you love blues music, make Dockery Farms a stop on your trip along the Blues Trail in Mississippi. Historians credit this site as seminal in the history of blues music. There are some cool audio recordings you can hear, very informative. It's not a...More

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

This is interesting little place but not for everyone. If you love Blues history, this is often considered the cradle of the blues. I won't cover all its history since that is well covered from an internet search. If you stop, you'll find an old...More

2  Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This was a neat place to stop and explore. There was only one other person there taking pictures. Be sure to watch the film on the monitor in the gas station window and push the audio button before exploring the grounds. The information is useful...More

2  Thank HerTriness
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Nothing but everything. Magical vibes about the place. Music was perfect ( piped throughout the building shells). We were expecting more.

2  Thank Helento
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

The whole time I was there, I didn't see another soul, but having read up on the Farm, I was under no illusion as to how important this place is.

1  Thank Bilncrs
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This place is generally regarded as the birthplace of delta blues. So, it is a collection of ramshackle roadside barns and shacks plus an abandoned has station but thee is information there as well as a video you can trigger to watch and music you...More

1  Thank PipPaul W
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

not a lot here but it is an important site in blues history. Worth a drive by if you're in the region.

1  Thank TravelLadyBJH
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

if you are blues fan or just interested in some lessor known history, this place is it. The home of some legendary bluesmen and women, it offers an interesting perspective. I also took a Blues Tour led by some blues historians from the nearby university...More

1  Thank LouAnn R
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I stopped today with a few friends. We are Teach For America trainees based at Delta State University in Cleveland. Dockery Farms is a very cool landmark, and while it is a short stop, it provides a nice visual of past times. I wish the...More

2  Thank CDEvers3
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