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Fort Smith National Historic Site

301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
+1 479-783-3961
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Autumn Nerd Out

We were in Ft. Smith to visit a friend and had down time so we went to the fort and learned a lot... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wendy S
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History at it's best

If you enjoy history you'll have to see Fort Smith. What started out as a military insulation... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
+1 479-783-3961
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were in Ft. Smith to visit a friend and had down time so we went to the fort and learned a lot. I didn't realize how pivotal Ft. Smith was on the Trail of Tears. We walked the grounds on a stunning fall day...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you enjoy history you'll have to see Fort Smith. What started out as a military insulation turned into a one stop law enforcement complex. It was where outlaws were brought after capture to be housed, judged and if need be executed. US Marshalls like...More

Thank majdad04
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed seeing and reading the history of Fort Smith. It really is the history of so many movies made about the Wild West's marshals, bounty hunters, and the Indians of the area. The museum located in the courthouse and jail is full of artifacts....More

Thank ssimpson316
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little video to watch explaining area. Courtroom was neat, nice walking outside towards the river. Small gift area to purchase items. $7.00 for admission.

Thank CheriLynn94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being here in November was simply amazing. Beautiful leaves. Overall a very interesting site. Plenty of well-kept walk paths with great information and pictures. The Trail of Tears overlook has a gorgeous river view. Staff was very helpful. I would like to go again with...More

Thank ChuckLoonz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history and very well presented. Great place for families to experience the early expansion of the western history.

Thank Wincie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here on the way out of Arkansas, after visiting Mount Magazine State Park. This is a very compact park, which was good for us since we didn't have a lot of time to visit. The visitor center is very nice...More

1  Thank Steven B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Fort Smith National Historic Site expecting to make a short stop and learn about the fort as an outpost for the Western Expansion. Instead, we spent a majority of the day here learning about the many and varied facets of its history...More

Thank TouringTwoTimers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went into Ft. Smith thinking we were look for antiques and lunch and ended up spending an afternoon - first was the free trolley ride. Next was a visit to the National Park site and Museum. So fascinating. The volunteers and park staff are...More

Thank NancyFance
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like history, this is a great stop with a great museum (fee). The grounds are also quite beautiful for a picnic.

Thank nkm615
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Deborah S
9 May 2017|
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Response from CAMOMOMMA2010 | Reviewed this property |
Yes we seen some and they had no problem i think you have to clean up the mess is all
Roma L
13 January 2016|
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Response from jwh916 | Reviewed this property |
As of 5/2017 Adults $7.00 children free National Park Passes acepted.
Ayla M
19 July 2015|
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Response from Vicki C | Reviewed this property |
About an hour unless you get the tour guide. He is very talkative and knows a lot of details that make it all come to life. Add another hour for that part.