Welcome to the National Blues Museum
Located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri
The National Blues Museum explores the Blues and celebrates the genre as the foundation of all modern American music. The Museum educates guests in an entertaining environment that includes high impact technology driven experiences, a state-of-the-art theater, artifact-driven exhibits and robust public programming.
Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult
The Spitzer Collection
The Spitzer Collection celebrates live Blues performances captured on film by David D. Spitzer. These photographs were taken between the 1970s and 1990s of famous and lesser know Blues musicians.
Location & Parking
615 Washington Ave. St Louis, MO 63101
Street and garage parking are available in several lots throughout downtown St. Louis.
The closest paid lot is an open air lot located at 6th Street and Lucas located behind the museum. There is also a parking garage located on 7th street and Washington and another parking lot located behind the museum at 6th and Convention Plaza. These lots all take credit card and a few will also accept cash. Street metered parking is limited in front of the museum on Washington Ave and on 6th street.
Addition information available at St. Louis Parking or Explore St. Louis Preferred Parking Lot.
If you are not driving to the museum, there is also the option of MetroLink and MetroBus. They provide easy access to the National Blues Museum, with the most convenient stop – Convention Center MetroLink station and MetroBus – located next to our entrance at 6th and Washington. Complete information on fares, stations and timetables can be found at metrostlouis.org.
The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Eliminating barriers to accessibility within the Museum is paramount in allowing all optimum access to the Museum experience.