If you want to be part of it, you have to start here!

Experience notable blues attractions here. This is the place to tune in to the music of yesterday and today. Featuring tours, museums and a trail full of discovery, Tunica sounds like fun!



The Gateway to the Blues Museum is the place to begin your group’s journey through the Mississippi Delta.



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The Gateway to the Blues Museum offers a unique experience for your meetings or events!

About the Museum

Make the Gateway to the Blues Museum your first stop on Blues Highway 61 and see the story of the blues come to life in all its tormented and anguished glory.


The Gateway to the Blues museum is the perfect place to begin your blues journey outside the classroom.

Blues in the Delta

The Mississippi Blues Trail is our state’s tribute to a truly American music genre.

Experience The Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitor Center in Tunica, Mississippi

Jump back in time and relive iconic moments in Blues history at The Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitor Center in Tunica, Mississippi. Through interactive exhibits, artwork, and other attractions, the Blues Museum, which is affiliated with Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau, guides visitors through the story of how the genre was born and the ways in which the town of Tunica and the Delta region helped shape the foundation of this soulful music. Here at the Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau, we can help you make this highlight from our visitors guide part of your itinerary.

Dig Deep into the Rich History of the Blues

Whether you’re a fan of the moving melodies or moving lyrics, the Blues speaks to generations of fans in numerous ways. Learn what makes this music the heart of the American South through the remarkable installments at The Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitor Center. Honoring legends and notable moments throughout the lifespan of this genre, the museum brings the music to life through a host of exhibits and other attractions. Complete with a recording studio where you can learn the basics first-hand, galleries and educational programs include:

  • What Is Blues?
  • Why the Mississippi Delta?
  • Evolution of Style and Form
  • Mississippi Bluesmen
  • Evolution of the Guitar
  • Blues and Beyond – The British Invasion
  • Blues Lyric Interactive

Take a tour during your weekend getaway or make it a must-see on your next road-trip through the area. Afterward, be sure to stop at the gift shop to find a souvenir that will commemorate your time in Tunica.

Discover Local Attractions and Legendary Landmarks

Go big and take the grand tour. The Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitor Center is also home to the Highway 61 marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. Here, you can learn about the famous road that inspired artists like Charlie Musselwhite, Sunnyland Slim, Big Joe Williams, and other musical trailblazers. As one of the most famous roads in American music, Highway 61 is a famous landmark with over 100 Mississippi Blues Trail markers to be found on your MS Delta tour through Blues history.

Host an Event to Remember

Are you looking for a unique space for your meetings, receptions, and other gatherings on your social calendar? Make The Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitor Center your event venue of choice. With room for up to 125 attendees in the open lobby and visitor center/gift shop, the 3,500-sq ft museum can comfortably accommodate a variety of special occasions. With the museum as the backdrop for your special event in Tunica, it’s sure to be a conversation piece for years to come.

Contact Us to Book Your Tour

From outdoor festivals to bars and restaurants, the Blues is a Southern staple that brings people together from all walks of life. The next time you’re in the Tunica, MS area, stop by the Gateway to the Blues Museum & Visitor Center to experience the legacy of the genre first hand. For more information regarding tickets, group rates, parking, and other accommodations at The Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitor Center, contact us today.