Frequently Asked Questions
Strategically centered at 6th and Washington Avenue in Downtown St. Louis, the National Blues Museum is in the hub of St. Louis’s convention and tourism district. In walking distance of each of the city’s major league sports stadiums and with an adjacent public transportation link within a block, the Museum will find its groove amid a wide variety of concerts, events, and Convention Center visitors. Its home base is officially known as the Mercantile Exchange (MX) district, a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood that includes office and residential space, a 212-room hotel, and a variety of restaurants, shopping destinations, and upscale movie theatre.
Wednesday- Sunday 12PM- 5PM
We are located at 6th and Washington Avenue in Downtown St. Louis.
Street and garage parking are available in several locations surrounding the museum.
6th and Convention Lot located at 710 N 7th 63101 is a parking garage placed behind the museum.
7th St. Garage located at 601 Locust St. 63101 is a parking garage placed across the street from the museum.
Adults (18 years and older)
Seniors Over 65
Ret. or Active Military
College student with school ID
Children ages 5-17
Children under 5
FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)
Pre-purchased admission is required when visiting the Museum. Buy your timed-entry tickets in advance here on our website.
Group admission ticket discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.
Adults (18 years or older) …… $12 per person
Seniors over 65………………. $10 per person
School Groups………………… $5 per student
(Bus driver and one adult admitted free for every 10 students)
Must RSVP this email at: [email protected]
We sell all types of museum souvenirs and Blues memorabilia inside the shop, including magnets, t-shirts, cups, guitar picks, key chains, and more! We also sell Blues CDs and DVDs, as well as souvenirs pertaining exclusively to St. Louis. Call 314-925-0016 ext. 403 for more info.
The Museum does not allow food or drink of any kind to be consumed inside both the permanent and temporary exhibition space. Trash cans are provided at the entrance for visitors to dispose of any food or beverages before entering.
The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Eliminating barriers to accessibility within the Museum is paramount in allowing optimum access to the Museum experience.
The Museum is comprised of one floor with wide open spaces and has no stairs.
The National Blues Museum is an ideal place to book your wedding, corporate dinner, or meeting. The Museum is available for rent after hours and use of our catering service will provide ease and affordability. Learn more via our Museum Rentals page.