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Clarksdale, Mississippi: Muddy Waters Sharecropper Shack

Delta Blues Museum

1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, MS
Delta Blues Museum. Take US Hwy 49/Desoto Ave. north into town. Cross under the train tracks, then turn left onto 3rd St. Drive four blocks. Turn left at the bank onto Yazoo Ave./John Lee Hooker Lane. Drive one block. You'll see the museum straight ahead; parking lot on the right.
Summer M-Sa 9-5, off-season 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $7.
Muddy Waters Sharecropper Shack

As with other holy homes (such as Lincoln's log cabin), the shack where Muddy Waters lived as a sharecropper, just outside town, was moved indoors and preserved in 2001. A life-size statue of Muddy sits inside. Also in the museum: the outdoor sign from the roadhouse where Robert Johnson was poisoned.

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Muddy Waters Sharecropper Shack

If you love the Delta Blues Music, the whole museum is worth your time. Photos not allowed inside. Great music in the museum, which is the old train depot. Good gift shop. Maie was very helpful!

[Mary Keown, 10/26/2019]
Muddy Waters Sharecropper Shack

The whole museum was more than I expected. Would love to have photos to share but they're not allowed. It's great! While your'e there, plan to support one of the downtown businesses. They need our help!

[JayBeeYell, 05/11/2019]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Devil's CrossroadsDevil's Crossroads, Clarksdale, MS - < 1 mi.
Shack Up InnShack Up Inn, Clarksdale, MS - 3 mi.
SpongeBob SignSpongeBob Sign, Lyon, MS - 5 mi.
In the region:
Vinyl Record Sign, Memphis, TN - 63 mi.

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