Clarksdale, Mississippi  audio tour: Mississippi Delta: Why Clarksdale Rocks the Blues

Mississippi Delta: Why Clarksdale Rocks the Blues

Walking Tour

90 mins

About the 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.

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Major Landmarks

  • Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

  • Carnegie Public Library

  • Cutrer mansion

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.

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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.


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 , over 2 years 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 , about 3 years ago
Mississippi Delta: Why Clarksdale Rocks the Blues