Delta Cultural Center

The Delta Cultural Center, located in historic downtown Helena, Arkansas, is a museum dedicated to the history of the Arkansas Delta. The museum interprets the heritage of the 27 county Delta region through exhibits, educational programs, annual events, and guided tours. 

In 1989 a group of Arkansas residents, professionals, and other stakeholders, presented to Governor Bill Clinton a master plan for the development of the Delta Cultural Center. That plan expressed a vision of a cultural center in downtown Helena that would interpret the rich heritage of the Delta and to serve as a catalyst for potential economic growth.

Starting out as a grassroots effort, the Delta Cultural Center has been in operation since 1990 with the restoration of the Depot. Since then the Center has expanded to include a number of facilities and historic structures as well as several acres of land; all in Helena. The Center serves as a resource and a local, regional, national and even international destination.

The Delta Cultural Center also houses a broadcast booth where two regular programs celebrate our rich musical heritage. The legendary King Biscuit Time radio show is broadcast, Monday - Friday, from 12:15 - 12:45. Each Friday from 1:00 – 1:30 you can also catch Delta Sounds radio show which features music from a variety of musical genres.

The Delta Cultural Center Visitors Center and Depot are open to the public with guided or self-guided tours. The Delta Cultural Center is a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

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Latitude: 34.522152 Longitude: -90.58577 Elevation: 198 ft
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Seasons Open

Open year-round

Hours Open

Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Accessibility Notes

Fully handicapped accessible.

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