Delta Cultural Center

The Delta Cultural Center is a museum and educational complex that tells the story of a land and it’s 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.

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.



Sep 2019

"Black 'n 'da Blues Third Tour: Back By Popular Demand

12:00 PM


Phillips Community College of the University of AR (1000 Campus Road, Helena, AR 72390); The Fowler Center at Arkansas State University (201 Olympic Drive), Jonesboro, AR 72467; MM Tate Auditorium (307 Willis Drive), Marvell, AR 772366; Waves of Prayer (formely Elaine Elementary School), 313 College Ave., Elaine AR 72333; Lyons College (Edward Commons Building), E College Ave., Batesville, AR 72501


Sep 2019


Sep 2019

Historic Event Scheduled: The Elaine Memorial Dedication

2:00 PM

Other Events

Court Square Park


Oct 2019

5th Anniversary Front Porch Blues Bash

12:00 PM


Miller Annex