Texas Brazos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Navasota: Navasota Blues Alley Museum


“Only real stuff” is the motto of Navasota Blues Alley Museum – real art, real collectibles, real vintage guitars, and, of course, real blues. The Navasota Blues Alley, founded by Navasota artist Russell Cushman, showcases the history of the blues in Texas including the late and local Navasota bluesman Mance Lipscomb. Navasota’s musical heritage, a mix of European, Hispanic, and African American cultures, inspired the Texas State Legislature to designate Navasota as the official Blues Capital of Texas and the museum serves to celebrate the honor. It also offers a variety of authentic goods for sale like antique furniture, vintage radios and phonographs, crafts like hand-made jewelry and ceramics, and Texas-made delicacies. Vinyl buffs will find collectible LP’s and 45’s for sale as well. Working on your own brand of blues? Pick up a new or vintage acoustic or electric guitar, amp, tuner, guitar strings, strap and other gear to help refine your sound. Located in downtown Navasota, the Blues Alley Museum is an enthusiastic supporter of the annual Navasota Blues Fest as well as local jam sessions held around town most weekends. Check the museum website for a schedule of events.

Watch the following video to learn more about the history of music in Texas' African American communities. This video was produced for inclusion in the African Americans in Texas mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel Tours mobile app. For more information about the mobile tour and African American cultural heritage in Texas, visit the African American Heritage theme page at the following link:


  • 129 E. Washington Ave
  • Navasota, Texas
  • 77868


  • Phone: 936-870-3331

Hours & Fees

  • Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • Free