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Trip Itineraries

Civil Rights and Soul of the Blues Tour:

 

 

Morning:

The Chamber of Commerce official welcome center, a great place to begin an introduction to the Civil Rights Trail in the Mississippi Delta. First stop at Dockery Farms, a designated site on the Mississippi Blues Trail. B. B. King has said that if you had to name one site where the blues took root, it would be at Dockery. Enjoy the stories of Charlie Patton and other early bluesmen entertaining on the steps of the commissary.

 

Next Visit: 

Amzie Moore home on Chrisman Avenue in Cleveland to visit Freedom Trail Marker. Read about this Civil Rights pioneer and his contributions to the cause.

 

Lunch:

Drop in the Country Platter, formally Lilley’s Soul Food Cafe, the site where Civil Rights workers held meetings.

 

Afternoon:

Visit the Cast of Masks at the Delta Center for Culture and Learning where you can see the original plaster masks of some of the best blues musicians, as well as the Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum, both located on the campus of Delta State.

Travel along Highway 61 to Mound Bayou, the oldest incorporated, all-black municipality in the USA. Founded by former slaves to Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy.

 

Night:

Check out local music and entertainment on our calendar!

Here are just a few ideas!

Contact our office for a customized plan.

 

A Day Around Cleveland Tour:


Stop at the hotel to freshen up before dinner, choices range from casual barbecue and blues to 4-star dining! You'll find evening entertainment and a variety of live music. Be sure to check our calendar of events!