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Tunica: Gateway to the Blues Museum Tour

Take a tour of the Gateway to the Blues Museum and see the story of the blues come to life in all its glory. Discover the origins of this historic genre of music, and make the museum your first stop on Blues Highway 61.


Begin your blues journey at the Gateway to the Blues Museum, located on Highway 61 – known as ‘the Blues Highway’. See the story of the blues come to life in all its tormented and anguished glory. You’ll experience interactive exhibits, artwork and more — including a recording studio where you’ll learn the basics of blues music with a chance to record your very own blues song. Visit this must-see attraction for all music lovers, and learn the remarkable story of how the blues was born. Hear about the role Tunica and the Mississippi Delta played in building the genre’s legacy. Before you trek through blues country, get in a blues state-of-mind at the Gateway to the Blues Museum.



  • Learn the origins of blues in the Mississippi Delta and its role as a form of expression
  • See W.C. Handy’s first cornet and learn about the development of sheet music and the impact of recorded music.
  • Get up close to over 20 guitars used by famous artists across multiple genres
  • Write and record your own blues song in an interactive recording studio exhibit.


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