While visiting Tunica, or traveling through Tunica, a stop over to the Gateway to the Blues museum is a must for music lovers. The museum is located on highway 61 at North Tunica resorts, Mississippi. Gateway to the blues visitor center and museum is a 1895 train depot, the visitor center describes how the Blues genre was born and how Tunica played a part in promoting it. The museum is located just 20 miles from Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis. The museum features galleries highlighting the history of the Blues. The museum is open all year-round.
Things to Do
- Experience a unique get-away in Tunica, relive the Blues experience in the 3,500 square-foot museum.
- The museum features galleries showcasing all about Blues music, Bluesmen of Mississippi, evolution of the guitar and videos by historians and blues artist, Preston Shannon.
- Record your very own blues song with Memphis Jones, the copy of the song would be emailed to the visitors.
- See a variety of literature and information on the history of the blues.
- The museum building is a charming one-room train station, it has hardwood floors, antiqued wood siding, and a collection of beautiful guitars lining the ceiling.
- You may catch blues artists playing live music there.
- Buy souvenirs and gifts from the gift shop in the visitor center.
Gateway to the blues visitor center & museum Insider Tips