Delta Blues Museum

1 Blues Alley Ln.,Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS 38614 - United States



A 2013 recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, and a 2014 recipient of a National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award, the Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value, and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues. The Delta Blues Museum is Mississippi’s oldest music museum and the world’s first museum devoted entirely to the blues.


The Delta Blues Museum has a large collection of artifacts, including musical instruments, recordings, sheet music, posters, photographs, costumes, folk art, paintings, and other memorabilia.

Among the highlights: Muddy Waters’ cabin from Stovall Plantation, John Lee Hooker’s guitars, a special exhibit on Charile Musselwhite, and many others.

On Museum Day, a special exhibit celebrating Malaco Records’ 50th year will be featured.


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