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Dockery Farms, Cleveland

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  • A taste of the old South. Located on the banks of the Sunflower River, it is nestled among beautiful oaks, that envelope the lovely long that was built with love and care. You will an old fashioned co...  more »
  • Dockery Farms is an old plantation with the cotton gin on the side of the road, behind a small store. Behind the gin is a platform that may have been used for work, or may have been erected for a band...  more »
  • Perfect little stop off the side of the highway on the way to Cleveland. Several old buildings that show the old farm. The best part is that you can push a button that plays old blues music. It's cool...  more »
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  • The Dockery Plantation is widely known as the birthplace of the Blues. The owner of the post-bellum cotton plantation was well known for being kind to the sharecroppers and encouraging of musical pursuits. Today, the plantation is quiet, but the sense of history is apparent. It is a must-visit if in the Delta.
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  • This is such a wonderful historic place. If you haven't traveled there and walked the grounds you should put that on your to do list.
  • Tons of history surrounds this place. Glad I stopped by to take some pics, read the MS Blues Trail Marker, etc. I like the thing they have to listen to music while you are there. Fun place.
  • DO NOT MISS THIS STOP! (especially if the blues is something you love...) You can not get more of the essence of the Delta than driving the road between Ruleville and Cleveland, Mississippi, and pulling in to Dockery Farms. The flat landscape, the long vistas, the lush trees and the long rows of crops you pass: this is where the blues, now known everywhere, had early beginnings. There is a former filling station -- pull up and read the historic markers and push the button for some music to your ears. Nearby are other outbuildings, a mule barn, and the remains of the front porch of the old commissary (to your left) and a marvelous sign honoring the owning family. This is a wayside stop, a perfect little moment -- not a Disneyland. Remember, this is still a fenced working farm, too, so respect the boundaries. And, by the way, the Roseanne Cash concert in June was held right here and it was fabulous (with local blues groups, too)! Hope there is a concert every year!