Are you ready to take your exploration of the Blues Highway in the Mississippi Delta to an entirely new level? It’s one thing to love the blues and visit a museum or two.
It’s something so much better to do that and spend a night deep in the Delta with cotton fields and a river as your neighbor.
The Tallahatchie Flats offer that very experience.
Just north of Greenwood, Mississippi, you’ll find a Delta cotton farm on the edge of the Tallahatchie River.
Scattered along the banks are 2 to 4 room farmhouses in all their rustic glory.
They are beautifully preserved examples of the homes that some of your favorite blues musicians may have slept and ate and lived.
The Tallahatchie Flats
The locals call these historic homes “tenant houses.” They were each passed along from neighboring farm owners with the goal of preserving Delta history.
Don’t worry! Even though these houses have been carefully preserved and decorated in the style of their day, the amenities are quite modern.
You’ll enjoy the kind of indoor plumbing you’re accustomed to, as well as heat/AC, and a full kitchen.
What you may not be accustomed to is the pure silence surrounding the Tallahatchie Flats.
Being five miles outside of town, your noisiest neighbors are the crickets and the sound of a train whistle.
There isn’t a better way to unwind and relax.
The nightly bonfire under a star-studded sky is a bonus.
Each of the six flats are named for either the previous owner, the former occupant, or its original location.
Every house has a classic front and back porch, perfect for enjoying a quiet, country night.
Depending on the flat, two to six adults can sleep comfortably.
Fans of Robert Johnson, one of the Delta blues greats, will appreciate the Tush-Hog House. Legend has it that Robert Johnson died in the house of a man named Tush-Hog.
No one knows for sure what happened to that house but this house was found nearby, giving it the potential of being the very house where Robert Johnson passed away.
Today, the house is equipped to sleep five adults comfortably while offering, through the preservation of the original materials and the use of period furnishings, the true experience that Robert Johnson may have lived.
Things To Do Nearby
Visit Robert Johnson’s Grave
Robert Johnson died at the very young age of 27 but not before leaving his mark on the blues world.
There is some debate on where Robert Johnson is buried, but most believe its right down the road in a church graveyard. Be sure to take a beverage and toast the Blues music legend.
Stop in at the Museum of the Mississippi Delta. A quaint museum not far from Robert Johnson’s gravesite.
Visit here for more information about the mysterious Robert Johnson and other history related to the town of Greenwood.
Viking Cooking School
You’ll want to book a cooking experience at the one and only Viking Cooking School.
Yes, THAT Viking.
The swoon worthy kitchen appliance company finds its home right here in Greenwood, MS and offers up a variety of cooking classes. It is an absolute MUST!
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