Visitors Center

Visitors Center



   141 Cherry Street
 Tuesday - Saturday
 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 Free admission
Amenities: Information Desk,Gift Shop,Handicap Access,Free Public Parking,Bus Parking,Bike Parking,Public Restrooms,Free Wifi
Designations: Great River Road, Crowley's Ridge Parkway, Cherry Street Historic District & Mississippi Blues Trail


TEMPORARY CLOSURE:

EFFECTIVE MARCH 24, 2020

Due to public health concerns related to the containment of the COVID-19 Virus, the Delta Cultural located at 141 Cherry Street in downtown, Helena, AR., is temporarily closed. This facility is scheduled to reopen immediately, once the state of emergency has been lifted. However, the DCC's outdoor parks are open to visitors. They include Civil War Battery-C, Fort Curtis, and Freedom Park, in Helena.


The Delta Cultural Center shares the vision of all eight agencies of Arkansas Heritage—to preserve and promote Arkansas Heritage as a source of pride and satisfaction. The other Arkansas Heritage agencies are the Historic Arkansas Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Arkansas Arts Council, the Natural Heritage Commission and the Arkansas State Archives. Arkansas Heritage is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.


Designations


The Delta Cultural Center Visitors Center is comprised of three interconnected buildings within one block of The Delta Cultural Center Depot. The Visitors Center provides:

INTERPRETIVE EXHIBITS

Delta Sounds serves as a permanent, state-of-the-art exhibit area dedicated to the music of the Arkansas Delta: Blues, Gospel, Country, Rockabilly, and other regional musical styles. Exhibit highlights include an operating radio studio, listening stations, a variety of artifacts and information on legendary musicians. Read more…

As you enter the Visitors Center you find our central gallery. This gallery provides a space for traveling and changing exhibits related to a variety of Delta topics which may include art, music and history.

Also within the Visitors Center you find a large exhibit space which hosts extended exhibits. These exhibits are staff developed and run for a 3-4 year term. Currently the Center is featuring “Songs From the Field” exhibit. Read more…

Click here to explore our current exhibits.

RADIO STUDIO

Come experience an operating Radio Studio within our museum. A section of the Delta Sounds Exhibit is dedicated to presenting King Biscuit Time and Delta Sounds radio broadcasts. Guests may view the live broadcasts or be invited to join us behind the mic. Musicians frequently stop by this legendary studio to be a part of the fun. A unique experience for young and old. Read more…

THE MUSEUM STORE

The Museum Store provides a variety of books, locally made products, music & gifts. Sales of all merchandise go directly to the Delta Cultural Center. Merchandise is available on-site, by phone, and soon on-line. Due to limited space, large groups may divide up to allow for shopping.

STAFF OFFICES

The majority of our staff offices are located in the Visitors Center. Visitors may check in at the front desk for assistance in locating specific staff members. You may Contact Us or you may access our Staff Directory.