Delta Cultural Center

The Delta Cultural Center is a museum and educational complex that tells the story of a land and its people, capturing what makes the Arkansas Delta region unique. It is the mission of the Delta Cultural Center to preserve, interpret and present the cultural heritage of this legendary 27-county area.

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Our Mission

It is the mission of the Delta Cultural Center to research, document, interpret and present the heritage of the people of the Arkansas Delta. This mission is carried out through activities in four areas: Interpretive exhibits, public presentations, educational programming and documentation.

Hours & Admission

Tuesday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission: Free

painting of man playing guitar on street
Rachael & Tom Turri, 2010

About Us

Here at the Delta Cultural Center, the rich history of the Arkansas Delta is brought to life through engaging exhibits, historic properties, and educational programs. Located in historic downtown Helena, Arkansas the museum is a must see for all. Visitors experience award-winning interactive exhibits, beautifully restored historic buildings, and interpretive outdoor sites.

The Delta Cultural Center opened in 1990 with a single building – The Depot. It has grown over the past twenty-five years to include multiple properties and an impressive collection. Just one block from The Depot museum, the Delta Cultural Center Visitors Center is home to “King Biscuit Time” the longest running Blues radio broadcast in the world. Visitors can experience a one-of-a-kind live radio broadcast weekdays from 12:15 a.m. to 12:45 a.m.

The Delta Cultural Center welcomes families, student groups, and motor coach tours. Admission to the museum is free. Regular operating hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless specified. Refer to Delta Cultural Center Venues for entire list of sites with detailed information. To take advantage of our Special Events and after-hours programs check out our Calendar of Events. Feel free to contact us if you have questions, wish to schedule a tour, or are interested in getting more involved in our museum.