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For prices and availability for groups of 20 or more call our Memphis office at 901-369-9838 or email Memphis@SweetMagnoliaTours.com

Heading down the same route traveled by blues artists of the 1920’s and 30’s we arrive at the junction of Highway 61 and Highway 49 in Clarksdale there legend has it that the famous bluesman, Robert Johnson, sold his soul to the devil in order to meet his fate as the greatest blues musician of all time.

Upon arrival in Clarksdale, you will be met by a local tour guide who will take you on the back roads of this quiet little town in search of the spirits of the Delta Blues country. Your morning tour will be enhanced by a special stop to visit the Delta Blues Museum located in the renovated Clarksdale railroad depot. As the sound of the Delta plays in the main gallery, you will learn about the history of the blues and the musicians that brought it to the world. The outstanding displays include one of B.B. King’s “Lucille” guitars and a guitar commissioned by ZZ Top using lumber from Muddy Waters cabin.

Your next stop in the Clarksdale Historic District will be at Ground Zero for a Southern-style plate lunch with cornbread to be sure! The Ground Zero Blues Club, owned by a local businessman and actor Morgan Freeman, celebrates the area’s rich blues heritage and provides a forum for those looking for a true Delta Blues experience.

Following lunch, your Delta adventure will continue on to the Hobson Plantation where you will find yourself immersed in the living history of this authentic southern plantation. As you stroll around the compound you will see the original sharecropper shacks, original cotton gin, seed houses and the commissary that is filled with antiques and artifacts pertaining to the culture of the surrounding Mississippi Delta. A special Southern culture departing gift of an RC Cola & Moonpie will be given to each passenger to enjoy on your journey back to your hotel.

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