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Fort Smith Museum of History

Address: 320 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone Number: (479)783-7841
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Fort Smith
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I went to this museum a couple of months ago because it had been a LONG time (elementary school trip). It is really nice and has a lot of exhibits. I actually got to see a picture of what Garrison Avenue looked like whenever my great-grandmother came through Fort Smith around 1905. I met a nice family from Australia that... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was a great museum to take the family and talk about how things were done in the past. Great examples to show the younger generation items from the past. Would recommend this for all ages

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HEBER SPRINGS
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The museum is laid out well and has interesting descriptions of old Fort Smith. I didn't have enough time,as I was with a group,to read all of the information, but I hope to return.

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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163 reviews 163 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Liked: Great place to spend a few hours, lots of different things on the history of the area. great for kids looking for a school project while on vacation.

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Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Reasonably priced with a lot to see. Had a lot of early Fort Smith information. Had the furniture from Judge Parker's Court room. I would recommend stopping here....

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arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited the history museum while we were in town for the fair. It was a very nice couple of hours spent learning about Ft Smith. It had the courtroom of hanging judge Roy Parker and a couple of pictures showing hundreds of people watching a public hanging, and then explained why so many people would show up. We thought... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

As my wife and our friends were for the first time visiting the museum were having a great time then a lady came to us on the top floor and told us to hold it down they were taping something and we were I guess too loud sharing our experiences of what each of us were looking and reading at... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After the historic site visit we walked over to the museum, there is a fee to enter. Lots of artifacts, history to read about. Interesting to learn about the local area.

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Barling, Arkansas
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20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I enjoyed the displays of antiques--furniture, clothing, etc... There was a lot of stuff to read but it was pretty dry and I lost interest before I took it all in. I love history but just think they could have livened this up quite a bit.

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Greenwood, Arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

As a former teacher I have taken several groups of students here on field trips, in addition to visiting with just my family. The trolley ride and historic soda fountain are neat. My students always loved the antique phones (and couldn't figure out how to work a rotary phone). The museum covers a large time frame in Fort Smith's history... More 

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