Coming Soon: The Robert Johnson Birthplace Museum?

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  11.13.09 | 11:23 AM ET

Photo by JMazzolaa via Flickr (Creative Commons)

Blues travelers, get ready to mark another must-see on your maps of Mississippi. The most mysterious of the famous Delta bluesmen could be getting a pilgrimage spot of his very own, as Copiah County looks to restore his birthplace and childhood home and open it to visitors. The home was identified a few years back, but there was no money for the restoration—now, with a movie about Johnson in the works, local officials see a fundraising opportunity. Here’s hoping they can get it done.