Top Choice Museum in Mississippi Delta

Emmett Till Museum

In 1955, Emmet Till, a 14-year old black boy from Chicago, was lynched in Mississippi after being accused of flirting with a white woman. An all-white jury acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and JW Milam, who later…
Historic Site in Vicksburg

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg controlled access to the Mississippi River, and its seizure was one of the turning points of the Civil War. A 16-mile driving tour passes historic markers explaining battle scenarios and key events from th…
Museum in Mississippi Delta

BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

Stopping in the tiny Delta town of Indianola is worthwhile to visit this modern museum. While it's ostensibly dedicated to the legendary bluesman, in many ways it tackles life in the Delta as a whole. The museum is …
Ruins in Vicksburg

Margaret's Grocery and Market

Once, this was a country store owned and operated by the Reverend HD Dennis and Margaret Rogers Dennis. HD promised his wife he would turn the store into a place of pilgrimage, and proceeded to transform it into a g…
Museum in Mississippi Delta

Jim Henson Exhibit

Local luminary Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets, is from Leland, and his life and work are celebrated at this small exhibit on the bank of Deer Creek. When you see the slow waters and bottomland forest that su…
Landmark in Mississippi Delta

Tutwiler Tracks

Tutwiler is where the blues began its migration from oral tradition to popular art form. Here, WC Handy, known as the Father of the Blues, first heard a sharecropper moan his 12-bar prayer while the two waited for a…
Museum in Vicksburg

Lower Mississippi River Museum

Downtown Vicksburg's pride and joy is this interesting museum, which delves into such topics as the famed 1927 flood and the Army Corps of Engineers, who have managed the river since the 18th century. Kids will enjo…
Museum in Clarksdale

Delta Blues Museum

A small but well-presented collection of memorabilia is on display here. The shrine to Delta legend Muddy Waters includes the actual cabin where he grew up. Local art exhibits and a gift shop round out the display. …
Museum in Clarksdale

Rock & Blues Heritage Museum

A jovial Dutch transplant and blues fanatic has turned his immense personal collection of records, memorabilia and artifacts into a magic (if small) museum that traces the roots of blues and rock from the 1920s to t…
Cemetery in Mississippi Delta

Sonny Boy Williamson's Grave

Williamson is buried amid a broken-down jumble of gravestones. His headstone is set back in the trees. Rusted harmonicas, candles and half-empty whiskey bottles have been left here out of respect.