Battle of Helena Schedule of Events

160th Anniversary of the Battle of Helena

The Delta Cultural Center hosts the Battle of Helena re-enactment every 2 to 5 years on the historic battlefield in downtown Helena. Troops from all over the United States have a unique opportunity to camp and re-enact the historical event in the footsteps of soldiers from one hundred and sixty years ago. This daylong event includes opportunities for visitors to view camp life, interact with re-enactors, participate in educational activities, and tour sites. Be a spectator or participant in this family friendly event.

A complete schedule of events is listed below.

  • Friday | April 14, 2023

    8am – Midnight | Participant Registration at Depot Museum – Delta Eagle Room

    9am – 12pm | Civil War School Days Event – Cherry Street Pavilion: School event with different stations showing lifestyles of soldiers and other people during this era



  • Saturday | April 15th, 2023

    8am – 10am | Participant registration at Depot Museum – Delta Eagle Room

    9am – 5pm | Camp open for Visitors

    9:30am – 10:30am | General Ulysses S. Grant Presentation with Curt Fields at Miller Annex

    11:30am – 12:30pm | Tea Time with Lena Fields as First Lady Julia Grant at Pillow Thompson House

    1:30pm – 2pm | Intro Discussion about the Battle of Helena with DCC Education Coordinator Richard Spilman

    2pm – 3pm | Battle of Helena Reenactment at Helena River Park

    7pm | Evening Civil War Music by Bobby Horton at Cherry Street Pavilion

  • Sunday | April 16th, 2023

    1pm – 2pm | Southern Assault (Brooks Raid) and Battle of the Governors Northern flank with General Marmaduke and Colonel Powell Clayton at Helena River Park


Schedule subject to change without notice.

Spectator Areas will be designated. Please bring your own lawn chairs.

Contact Delta Cultural Center for more information:

[email protected] or call (870) 338-4350

Contact Education Coordinator Richard Spilman at (870) 338-4350 for more details.