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.

Fort Smith National Historic Site

301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
+1 479-783-3961
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Don't miss the museum inside

You can tour the beautiful grounds for free, but there is a fee to tour the museum inside. Don't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gabriele G
,
Tulsa, Oklahoma
via mobile
Very good

Enjoyed it! There isn't a whole lot to see in Fort Smith, but that does not mean there isn't a lot... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beth H
via mobile
Read all 428 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hanging judge” (59 reviews)
“historic site” (40 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
CONTACT
Website
+1 479-783-3961
Write a Review
Reviews (428)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

11 - 20 of 427 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can tour the beautiful grounds for free, but there is a fee to tour the museum inside. Don't miss it! All about how law & order came to the West, US Marshals, their weapons, the jail, and of course, Judge Isaac Parker.

Thank Gabriele G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed it! There isn't a whole lot to see in Fort Smith, but that does not mean there isn't a lot of history!

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got there after visitors shop was closed but the park rangers were still around and willingly answered our questions and were so friendly and helpful.

Thank susan1641959
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had no idea Fort Smith National Historic Site existed until I read a review about it. What a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. The park sits where two rivers meet and is now very peaceful. Interpretive plaques are scattered throughout the park. Would highly...More

Thank glasses2go
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice park with free parking and access with the exception of the museum in the commissary. It is within walking distance of a top restaurant. There are some homeless folks that hang out in the pavilion in the park.

Thank BevoBurn96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting to see a gallows were Judge Isaac Parker also know as the hanging Judge. Sentenced 160 people to hang; however only 79 faced the gallows. The jail was interesting. Well both jails were interesting. The tragic trail of tears was also told.

1  Thank Becky B
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly displayed via films, docents, and park rangers! Very revealing about our past and its relationship with our native Americans!

Thank bergy11
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Nice clean park, very informative staff. Grounds are well keep. Took a teenager who appreciated all the history.

Thank Michele R
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This site has good historical content but the grounds are especially nice. Take a stroll at sunset along the river bank. Great place for date night.

Thank HunBabe
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Lots of history at the fort. From the time settlers were heading west, the Indians being relocated and processed here, to its days hosting the Hanging Judge Parker. Friendly and helpful Park Rangers.

Thank masseycic
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Brick Town Brewery
288 reviews
.24 km away
Rolando's Restaurante
326 reviews
.23 km away
Doe's Eat Place
170 reviews
.73 km away
21 West End
73 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fort Smith National Cemetery
119 reviews
.45 km away
Fort Smith Museum of History
107 reviews
.11 km away
Fort Smith Trolley Museum
90 reviews
.28 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Deborah S
9 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
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
1
Vote
Roma L
13 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from jwh916 | Reviewed this property |
As of 5/2017 Adults $7.00 children free National Park Passes acepted.
0
Votes
Ayla M
19 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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.
1
Vote