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Highway 61 Blues Museum

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Address: 400 N Broad St, Leland, MS
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+1 662-686-7646
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An Intimate Museum With Good Chance of Hearing Blues Musician Live

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gigi43833
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Jackson, Mississippi

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Jackson, Mississippi
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 happy to discuss the Delta's blues legacy. The four small rooms in the museum are... More 

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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

$7 seems a bit steep for this museum but the building does need some help. Mostly memorabilia from minor local blues celebrities. The photographs by a local were fantastic. I'm hoping to contact him to buy some prints.

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Thank Tonya V
Illinois
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128 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were at this rather small museum in Leland, Mississippi in late February. There is a small charge for admission, and they are closed on Sundays. The museum is part of the historic Delta Blues area where so many great artists came of age and so much blues was written. There are storyboards, artifacts, and pictures of local blues musicians... More 

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Thank IdaIllinois
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Been to a few in the area but not this one. Very kind worker, great exhibits and history. Unique art pieces. They have all the posters available from beginning!

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Thank Britta C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Nice museum that covers a lot of different blues musicians. It's not very big but they do cover a lot. Some of it needs some updating of information and refreshing some of the displays. But still nice and glad we stopped in.

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Maisons-Alfort, France
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

It Was really a authentic visit ,a great moment hearing blues music in Mississipi.A local blues man Pat Thomas plays for us.

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Thank Do942014
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stopped into the Highway 61 Blues Museum and who sits down to play some blues? Pat Thomas. We're wandering through the collectibles and history, the posters and the old instruments, all the while listening to one of the greats, award winning Pat Thomas, playing live, just for us. Had a great visit, learned a little more about the Mississippi blues... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This small museum honors the many legendary blues men and women that have lived in the Leland area. Records, photos, posters, music and stories of these musicians abound and are well presented. A nice stop along the Trail.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This place was awesome. So much information with pictures, instruments, albums etc. that it made my head spin. We weren't able to see Pat Thomas, the only disappointment. There were beautiful photographs of the artists.

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Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Museum's are about telling stories. This museum tells the story of the blues in the Mississippi Delta. There are some great photos of the musicians. If you are in the area, you will want to visit.

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