We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 623 Pecan, Helena, AR 72342-3201
Phone Number:
+1 501-338-7790
See all hours
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
  • 2
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Storybook of the Delta for Sure

Wow! This hidden gem is an absolute "must see" if you are visiting Phillips County. The museum, which originated as a hook and ladder company, is housed in the original 1874... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Helena, Arkansas
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

5 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 5: English reviews
Helena, Arkansas
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Wow! This hidden gem is an absolute "must see" if you are visiting Phillips County. The museum, which originated as a hook and ladder company, is housed in the original 1874 building and the architecture alone is worth a visit. But there so much more! The actual library was started with encouragement and support from none other than Mark Twain,... More 

Thank alanapinchback
Brooklyn, Iowa
Level Contributor
349 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

The Phillips County Museum has quite a collection of objects from the past of Helena, Arkansas. The Civil War displays are great and especially the Battle of Helena July 4, 1863 diorama and the Confederate Cemetery diorama are worth the visit. The museum docent is quite friendly and knows the history and stories of Helena.

Thank Ron A
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
402 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2012

This battle covers the history of Helena, Arkansas. With special emphasis on Helena's role in the Civil War. There is a cool diorama and historical artifacts. There are two rooms with and upstairs in one. This museum takes less than 1 hour to tour, a good stop if you're in Helena.

Thank ahmonroe5
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Level Contributor
83 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2012

The old part of Helena, Arkansas is falling apart, but the museum is great. The museum is run by older people who have seen a lot of changes in Helena and are most helpful and friendly.For the most part the museum is dedicated to the Civil War and major battle there on July 4, 1863. There is a large diorama... More 

Thank JCarterWatts
London, England
Level Contributor
395 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2011

Interesting local history museum with an informed docent to fill you in on the background of the exhibits, well worth a visit if passing through this area. The town itself is fairly decrepit as are many within the Mississippi Delta.

1 Thank ManicUSAVisitor

Travellers who viewed Phillips County Museum also viewed


Been to Phillips County Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Phillips County Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?