Mississippi Delta: Why Clarksdale Rocks the Blues

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    11 Apr 2019
    Clock 90min      Length1.5mi
    14 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Travel between past and present in a stroll through downtown Clarksdale -- guided by the stories and perspectives of over a dozen locals and experts who live here. Teens from Griot Arts will lead the way.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Ground Zero, Crossroads, WROX, Cat Head, Carnegie Library, former Native American mound sites, Cutrer mansion, Tennessee Williams Museum, Yazoo Pass, BluesBerry Cafe, Alcazar Hotel, Travelers Hotel, Greyhound Bus Station, Wade's Barbershop, The New Roxy, The Fashion Gallery, Haven and First Baptist Churches, Messengers, Riverside Hotel, Red's Juke Joint, Quapaw Canoe Company, Meraki Roasting Company, Griot Arts

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    Start at the steps of the Delta Blues Museum. Just follow either Yazoo or Delta Ave to the dead-end, then look for the museum entrance.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    We'll take you by most businesses downtown, and highly encourage you to pause the tour to check them out. If it looks open, pop in and say hello!

    Best time of day:

    The tour is outdoors -- so noon in July might not be your best bet. Any time you feel like a comfortable stroll, come join us.


    We often stop at spots with benches and/or shade. Of course it's always a good idea to bring your own water.


    Plus Write a comment


    Really enjoyed the walking tour, great app but even better info and experience, learned a lot more about Clarksdale, a wonderful place to visit! Long live the Blues!

    Posted by Adrian Whitaker , 14 days ago

    A wonderful tool for taking a walking tour of Historic Downtown Clarksdale. Insightful, interesting and fun commentary of the people, places and events that make this Mississippi Delta town a "must see" and experience for visitors with an interest in the Blues, Tennessee Williams, civil rights, agricultural mechanization, American Indian and/or Civil War history.

    Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 10 months ago