Hopson Plantation & Commissary


A few miles from the crossroads of U.S. highways 61 and 49, said to be the place where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil for the ability to play music like no other, lies Hopson Plantation & Commissary. Once one of the South’s largest cotton farms and unchanged from its days as a working plantation, Hopson takes you back in time with a walk around sharecropper shacks and seed houses.

Some of the farming equipment displayed here is particularly significant, given that Hopson was the first to take a cotton crop from planting to baling entirely by machine back in the 1930s. The commissary, which is generally open only by appointment, hosts live music shows just about every Saturday.


8141 Old Hwy. 49 S.
at Pixley Rd.
Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614


34.15874200, -90.54642800
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(662) 624-5756

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