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Fort Smith National Historic Site

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Address: 301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone Number: 479-783-3961
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We attended a reenactment of one of Judge Parker's Trials, and it was marvelous. Everyone who volunteers there from the rangers to the actors in the mock trial make this visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We attended a reenactment of one of Judge Parker's Trials, and it was marvelous. Everyone who volunteers there from the rangers to the actors in the mock trial make this visit marvelous!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We've been here many times and it manages to maintain attention after multiple visits very good for a sunny afternoon..

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I loved everything about the Fort Smith Arkansas National Historic Site, its absolutely stunning! There's huge great oak trees and places for the kids to play outside. This place gave us peace of mind when we had our most precious gifts with us... Our Family

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This attraction is one of many to see in Fort Smith. Known for Judge Issac Parker (The Hanging Judge) it is more than just that. So much history in one place.

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Cedar Park, Tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The historical site may be best remembered for being the home of Judge Isaac Parker, but there is a lot more to see and learn. I hadn't been since the the site was repaired after a tornado. The Park Service did an excellent job. The rangers were all very nice and had a lot of good information. The exhibits were... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I had no idea that Fort Smith had really been a fort! Setting on the banks of the AR river this walking trail is certainly beautiful as well as informative.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very clean and very informative. You can learn more in a 14 minute film that's on a continuous loop. Two floors with lots of displays. Be prepared to do a lot of reading. Outside they still have the gallows and some other small displays. As you leave the main building, look straight ahead and in the distance (not far, about... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The film at the Visitors' Center is an excellent introduction to this NHS -- especially the reasons for building the original fort. Two forts were located here: 1871 to keep peace when tribal disagreements arose and the fort from 1838 which was primarily a supply depot. I highly recommend watching the "Trail of Tears" presentation of each of the five... More 

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A great historic site preserved by our National Park Service. The grounds are free, but the visitor's center has a fee. The Fort is located right on the river with a great view of the river. It is next to Fort Smith Museum of History and the trolley museum. You can walk the grounds and see the jail wagon, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

I have been here on multiple field trips growing up. It's really interesting and neat to see the old jails. I'm not really into history and I've always enjoyed the trips out there

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Additional Information about Fort Smith National Historic Site

Address: Address: 301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone Number: 479-783-3961
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Fort Smith
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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