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Fort Smith National Historic Site

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
From $80.00*
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was stationed at Ft. Chaffee in the fifties but never went to the historic site. Although I have read several books on the site, my first visit was returnind from Arizona about a year ago. It was an interesting visit and worth anyone's time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joe E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The original soldier barracks/prison/courtroom presided over by Judge Isaac Parker who brought justice to the "territory" in the late 19th century. It tells the story of the Indian nations that were so mistreated but fought criminals to preserve the integrity of their tribal lands. Also,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank texdawg89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Smith National Historic Site provides tons of information about the rich history of Fort Smith. The grounds were beautiful, and the park rangers were helpful. The trail of tears overlook is a must see. Amazing history!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank histryqn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful places to have family pictures taken. Had pic taken yesterday. Senior High School as well as grandkids pics. Love the atmosphere.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kathyd928
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting site. Nice trail that takes you along the river and the old buildings. Walking is free but there is a fee to see the museum. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 121zacharyr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

To be fair I was mostly interested in the civil war battle that took place outside of the Fort Smith National Historic Site. I had contacted the site prior to my visit, and they sent me a map that was very useful via E-mail. At...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank pelicank11
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

I really thought my time was well spent here. You learn a lot of great history about the town and what happened here many years ago. Great place to visit in Fort Smith.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Caleb J
Reviewed February 23, 2019

Great for self guided tour, lots of informative plaques. Nice network of walking paths, great river views, places to sit and relax, lots to learn about the fort. Park service staff were very friendly and helpful.,

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 307kayk
Reviewed January 22, 2019

The is a very nice place to visit and full of history. I couldn’t get over the fact that people were on the end of the frontier at this spot a few hundred years ago. Amazing amount of history here. If you have time stop...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fred B
Reviewed January 16, 2019

There is a $10 per person entry fee, no charge with a NPS Service Senior Pass. Definitely see the video before touring the building and grounds. Tour the barracks/jail/courthouse building and ensure that you visit the jail downstairs and Judge Parker's Courtroom. Also on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Yes we seen some and they had no problem i think you have to clean up the mess is all
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