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Fort Smith National Historic Site

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Address: 301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
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+1 479-783-3961
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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If you have time to walk around the historical site it's worth it. Kind of a walking tour. You can pay $7 to visit inside but I did not. Great view of the river.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

If you have time to walk around the historical site it's worth it. Kind of a walking tour. You can pay $7 to visit inside but I did not. Great view of the river.

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Beebe, Arkansas
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56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very nice park, good place to go for a afternoon outing. Statue of Bass Reeves was nice. The oldest building still standing was amazing the block work. The signs with all the information around the grounds was very interesting. The gallows were straight from an old western. Judge Parkers courtroom & jail was great, exhibits to look... More 

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Benton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While attending my daughter's dance competition at the Fort Smith Convention center, I thought it would be a good idea to see some local attractions with my son. We were pleasantly surprised at the excellent state of the historic buildings and structures, as well as the quality of the information available around the park.

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Thank Marler1969
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I lived in area most my life and never do I get tired of coming back to this historic site to where so many things in history arose. From hanging judge Parker to trail of tears. If in the area welcome & visit the gallows as well.

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Thank Briankeith2013
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143 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is one of the best places to learn about the early beginning of Fort Smith.The grounds are well kept with historical markers and original buildings still standing.It's for sure worth a visit when your in the area.

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Thank Mike B
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many things stand out explaining why Fort Smith in the 1870s, '80s, into the '90s was known as hell on the border. Judge parker's Courtroom is great

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Thank rcg653838
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour of the restored Fort Smith site, jail, and Judge Parker Courtroom was great. We all vaguely knew who "hanging judge" Parker was going in, but know a lot more about the man and his time at Fort Smith now after an excellent docent tour of the facility.

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Thank David F
Las Vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can spend two hours there learning about Fort Smith / Arkansas history. Useful information with explanatory signs. Good for teenagers as well.

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Thank QusaiA
Greenwood, Arkansas
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another place to not miss when visiting Fort Smith! You will gain alot of interesting facts about this area if you take the time to tour all the sites! Enjoy!

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Thank hcpearcy
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site was founded in 1817. 200 years old! the original foundation of the wood fort can still be seen. The gallows still exists and the courthouse/jail are in incredible condition. The courthouse has been converted into an additional cost museum ($7) and is also the visitor center. The site itself is a little hard to find. When I asked... More 

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