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In the Shadow of Historical Fort Smith Museum

Within walking and seeing distance of the Historical Fort Smith Museum is the Fort Smith Museum of... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2019
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Interesting small museum

Two story worth of exhibitions in a small museum. It’s a mixed collection of things - some old... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
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320 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1937
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

Within walking and seeing distance of the Historical Fort Smith Museum is the Fort Smith Museum of History. a large red brick building visiable from the Fort with large signage. It is a very good addendum to the Historical park, in fact if fills in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Two story worth of exhibitions in a small museum. It’s a mixed collection of things - some old artifacts, antique furniture, old photos and miscellaneous items. On the first floor there’s a time themed exhibition but I don’t think it tells a good story. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Note this is a small city museum of history: you'll have a variety of topics and a labeling that is not always as pro as in national museums. However, you can find a lot of historical artifacts put in context, large sections on wars or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We liked this museum! But it could do with a little more informational signs. There was a few times where my mom and I had no idea what something was or why it was important. There were other times that they'd start explaining something or...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Several unusual collections spread out on 2 levels. A lot on local motorcycle racers with many bikes on display. Many of the exhibits are just there with no labeling or commentary, leaving one to wonder what their significance is and relevance. All in all a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

I have always enjoyed coming to this museum. There is an amazing amount of information and great artifacts. I think it is definitely more for adults than for kids or teens. However, there is an old timey soda shop downstairs next to their gift shop...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

To get a good understanding of the history of Fort Smith you need to take the time to visit this museum. We found some very interesting things during our visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

During a short trip to Ft Smith stopped by the Fort Smith Museum of History. It had a lot of town history and was well displayed. Very friendly people inside to answer our questions. Second floor didn't seem to have AC so quickly turned that...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Keturah D
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Very nice local museum with an eclectic mix of artifacts, exhibits and information. The museum is on two floors with a lift and/or stairs for access to the upper floor. Very nice drug store and soda store exhibit and a diverse range of local memorabilia,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

There were numbers up like you could take an audio tour but we weren't given the option. There is a theatre where you could press numbers to watch videos on several topics/ people and either I couldn't work it or didn't work. It has either...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from Tigress1023 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from paulmcgehee74959 | Reviewed this property |
The museum and the historic site will be closed January 1, 2016.