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Address: 400 N. Broad Street, Leland, MS
Phone Number: +1 662-686-7646
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Pat Thomas playing when we were there

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
Do942014
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Maisons-Alfort, France

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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1 Thank kpstuff
Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank troypowell
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank jakofferman
Decatur, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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Kingsford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

We had the privilege of meeting Pat Thomas on the street. And then to hear him play inside. What a happy face to behold!

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2 Thank UPwrite
Battle Creek, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

The museum is interesting and worth a look but here's the deal. When you go in ask for Pat Thomas. The docent will call him on the phone and shortly Pat will appear. Pat is, uh, interesting. And he plays the blues that his daddy taught him. It's mostly old time and you will be entirely delighted. We had decided... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We hadn't read the reviews here or anywhere but knew we wanted to stop here as part of the blues trail. As a number of other reviewers have explained, Pat Thomas, son of James 'Son' Thomas, still lives in Leland and comes to the museum most days, playing and singing and sharing stories. It really was great getting to know... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Well worth stopping here. We only came across it by accident and decided to check it out. So much history of the blues in all the rooms and impressive displays of memorabilia. Pat Thomas played a couple of songs for us and gave us a signature domino as well. He told us a little about the town and the blues... More 

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