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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
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
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!
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
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.,
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
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