Freedom Park

Freedom Park



   750 Biscoe Street
 Daily
 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 Free admission
Amenities: Handicap Access,Free Public Parking,Bus Parking
Designations: National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom


Due to public health concerns related to the containment of the COVID-19 Virus, the Delta Cultural Center’s Visitors Center at 141 Cherry Street in Helena, Ark., as well as the Center's,Depot Museum located at 95 Missouri Street, also in downtown, Helena, are temporarily closed. All indoor venues now closed, are scheduled to reopen immediately, once the state of emergency has been lifted. However, the DCC's outdoor open air parks will remain open to visitors. They include Freedom Park, Civil War Battery-C and Fort Curtis in Helena.

Designations


This beautiful park, once the location of a Civil War Contraband camp, encourages contemplation. Five exhibits explore the experiences of refugee slaves who came to Helena in search of freedom and a life of self-determination. Freedom Park is a self-guided site, but guided tours may be requested based on staff availability.

This outdoor space includes:

  • Landscaped park
  • Paved walkways
  • Illustrated panels
  • Life-size figures
  • Benches and Tables
  • Bronze sculpture
  • Stations representing a plantation house, refugee dwelling, and a fortification

First site in Arkansas designated a National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site.