B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center
400 Second Street
Indianola, MS 38751

The B.B. King Museum is a 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility which uses the life story of world renowned blues artist, and native son, Riley (B.B.) King, as a framework to tell about the Mississippi Delta region and the origins and influence of blues music. Centered around the last standing brick cotton gin in Mississippi, the Museum uses artifact displays, interactive. exhibits and audio/visual presentations to celebrate the talent and perseverance of this talented musician and the land he calls home.


B.B. King’s Corner and Mississippi Blues Trail Marker
Corner of Church St. and Second St.
Indianola, MS 38751

“Like a good fishing hole” is the way B.B. King described this spot where he played blues to passersby early in his career. Located on the corner of Church and Second streets and across from the historic Sunflower County Courthouse, this location attracted an audience that would encourage the career of one of America’s most influential musicians.



Club Ebony and Mississippi Blues Trail Marker
404 Hannah St.
Indianola, MS 38751
Phone: 662-887-9539

Club Ebony is one of the most famous hot spots on the Mississippi Blues Trail. Since 1945 it has hosted Count Basie, Ray Charles, James Brown, Ike Turner, Little Milton, Wilie Clayton, Bobby Bland and blues legends Howlin’ Wolf and B.B. King, as told on the Mississippi Blues Trail marker outside. Under new ownership (B.B. King himself!), this “refreshed” blues club honors the blues legends while ushering in the next generation of blues artists.



Walking Tour of Historic Indianola
400 Second St.
Indianola, MS 38751

There is no better way to experience Indianola than our walking/driving tour of Indianola’s historic district which includes three Mississippi Blues Trail Markers; the new B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center; the childhood home of New York Times food editor, chef and author, Craig Claiborne; and so much more!

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Where the Southern Crosses the Yellow Dog
Washington Street and Delta Avenue
Moorhead, MS 38761

The site immortalized in the lyrics of W.C. Handy’s 1915 blues song “Yellow Dog Blues,” this point marks the intersection of two major railroad lines, northbound Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad (the “Yellow Dog”) and westbound Southern Railroad. Riding on the railroad was a common theme in blues songs – a metaphor for travel and escape.


Indianola Pecan House
1013 Highway 82 East
Indianola, MS 38732


Charlie Patton’s Gravesite and Mississippi Blues Trail Marker
St. Rest Plantation cemetery in Holly Ridge
Indianola, MS 38751

In the shadow of a modern working cotton gin lies a nondescript country cemetery. Deep among the primitive headstones is the final resting ground of pioneer bluesman, Charlie Patton. Patton is considered the “father of Delta Blues” for his role in defining not only the musical genre, but also the image and lifestyle of the rambling Mississippi bluesman. The Mississippi Blues Trail Marker bears informative photographs and narrative. Patton’s headstone was donated by rock singer John Fogerty long after Patton’s death in 1934.