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Highway 61 Blues Museum

400 N Broad St, Leland, MS 38756-2747
+1 662-686-7646
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Lots Of History

This is a smaller place with lots of exhibits and history. I confess that with the exception of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Don C
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El Cajon, California
What a treat

Hubby and I are on the Blues Trail in Mississippi. We went to Leland Mississippi and saw the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pattyragan48
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400 N Broad St, Leland, MS 38756-2747
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a smaller place with lots of exhibits and history. I confess that with the exception of Johnny and Edgar Winter, I hadn't heard of most of those represented. It was a real learning experience for me. While we looked around we were treated...More

Thank Don C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I are on the Blues Trail in Mississippi. We went to Leland Mississippi and saw the Highway 61 Blues Museum housed in an old former hotel. The stories, Music, pictures are incredible. We went a little after 10 on a Friday. As we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great amount of Blues History is packed in this small place. There is a lot of memorabilia such as posters , stage outfits, pictures and proclamations. Local blues artist Pat Thomas who's father was James "Son" Thomas was there playing guitar. They have a small...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped by on a Saturday at 10:10 am when the Jim Henson museum was mysteriously closed. No signs of life here either. I'm pretty sure today isn't a holiday but at this point would not recommend Leland, period.

Thank Jessica F
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This place is lovingly cared for and chock full of different memorabilia gowns, photos with Johnny Winters and local blues musicians from this area loved the personalness and the murals on the outside.

Thank ManiagoRina
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The museum provided an interesting overview of Mississippi's blues heritage in a great space. Local bluesman Pat Thomas provided live music which added to a feeling of immersion in the content of the museum. The staff were helpful and friendly. Well worth stopping in.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Small museum and upon first look passed it while driving. Lot of interesting Blues artist information to read though. Just as I came across the James "Son" Thomas and Pat Thomas exhibit, the latter walks in and says that's me! What a great treat to...More

Thank vincent
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Another stop on our Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area tour. This hidden gem is a small museum featuring several rooms full of artifacts, pictures, and personal accounts from local blues musicians. The main negative aspect was that when we were there the AC was not...More

Thank jaungren
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is a museum that is small and rather jumbled. It requires time and patience to get the best out of the eclectic memorabilia of many artists, from Johnny Winter to Son Thomas. There is a large section given over to 'Son' Thomas. The entrance...More

Thank Kendo_upendo
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

There are several larger and more technologically advanced blues museums in the Mississippi Delta, but the Highway 61 Blues Museum in Leland is special. Director James Moss grew up in Leland and is very knowledgeable about the many Bluesmen the Delta has produced and is...More

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ManiagoRina
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this is a very small venue but a valuable place with much memorabilia of blues musicians. Kind of a small shrine to blues musicians.
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