DELTA ROOTS

  • Greenville History Museum: View artifacts, photos, and memorabilia dating back to the 1800’s. Learn the history of Greenville and the citizens in it. Here, guests can learn about Greenville and all of the important events and people she has to offer. The museum is home to many artifacts, photos, memorabilia, and souvenirs dating back to the early 1800’s. See personal objects of local past citizens, businesses, or well-known historical present-day celebrities! Greenville History Museum has plenty of information about the Greenville Flood of 1927, including many pictures and stories.

  • Hebrew Union Congregation Temple and Museum: Built in 1906 and has all original stained glass windows and organ. This guided, extensive museum on Hebrew history was built in 1906. Located in front of the temple is an original carriage stone – used for passengers as they climbed in and out of horse drawn carriages in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The temple showcases original stained glass and an original working organ both from 1906.

  • 1927 Flood Museum: Learn the history of the one of the most impactful floods Washington County has ever faced. Located in the oldest structure in Downtown Greenville, the Flood Museum depicts the history of one of the greatest natural disasters the county has ever seen. View the flood artifacts and photos illustrating the flood’s impact during the long four months Greenville were flooded. Watch a short documentary illustrated the cause and effects of the Great Flood and the struggle of man against nature.

  • E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center: Home of the oldest functioning Armitage carousel. The E.E. Bass Museum is home to the Armitage Herschell Carousel. This carousel was created in 1901 and is the oldest fully functioning Armitage carousel today. Mississippi at that time was still very segregated, many people approached the owner about having separate nights for carousel rides, but the owner refused, he wished for everyone to ride together. Take a ride on this miraculous machine and hear the whistle blow and travel back in time.

  • Greenville’s Writers Exhibit at the Percy Library: Housed in the William Alexander Percy Memorial Library, is an exhibit honoring the rich literary heritage of Greenville. The exhibit includes books and manuscripts from many Greenville Writers.

  • Washington County Courthouse: Beautiful 1890 structure comprised of mostly Illinois brownstone. This courthouse is actually the second to occupy this space – the original was burned down by Union troops during the Civil War. It was replaced by the current structure in 1890, made up of primarily Illinois brownstone. The front of the building showcases the Confederate Monument which faces south – like many do in Mississippi.

  • Trop Casino: Newest addition to Greenville and it is just a brief walk from the American Queen dock. Just a short distance from the dock of the American Queen, guests can find themselves in Greenville’s Trop Casino. This $6.8 million expansion includes a riverboat and land based casino! Enjoy the latest slots and table games or enjoy a fine dining experience at one of the casino’s extraordinary restaurants!

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INCLUDED TOUR

Greenville Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Greenville is at the very heart and soul of the Mississippi Delta. Located on the banks of Lake Fergusson, Greenville is a short drive to Indianola, the birthplace of B.B. King and many other blues singers, so naturally Greenville has its fair share of blues integrated into its culture. Many authors and writers were born or reside in the small town of Greenville; local legend says that the Greenville water grows writers. The author of the Muppets, Jim Henson, was born here, along with a long list of other impressive, renowned writers! The town is also known for their gardening (recognized for growing the largest carpet plant in the nation) and museums, which the town has one for practically everything! This beautiful place is sure to win your heart with its southern charm and soul!

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PREMIUM EXPERIENCE EXCURSION

Small Towns, Big Legends – The Story of B.B. King

A Musical Journey through the Mississippi Delta

 

Join us on a journey to Indianola, Mississippi, the hometown of legendary Blues artist, B.B. King. Built to tell the story of B.B. King and how the Delta Region shaped his legacy, the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center captures the story of the Delta blues. Enjoy a live performance as you enter, followed by a guided tour of the museum. Finish the day off with a visit to Club Ebony, an iconic night club built at the end of WWII and featured entertainers such as Ray Charles, Bobby Bland, Albert King, and of course – B.B. King.

APPROXIMATE DURATION  4.75 hours

CAPACITY 100 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$99.00

TIMING

12:00 PM – 4:50 PM [NB]

12:00 PM – 4:45 PM [SB]

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

Indianola, Mississippi – The hometown of B.B. King

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, Visit Club Ebony – Iconic Blues nightclub, Live blues performance, Southern Snack

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

Northbound and Southbound Voyages

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