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Fort Smith National Historic Site

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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
From USD 80.00*
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301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Thank Ron T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Check out Judge Parker's Court. Very informative and a great place to take Kids. Plus the evening Courts they have are so much fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently had a large amount of family visiting and they wanted to get out and explore and this turned out to be the perfect place. Huge amount of space to walk around and learn about the history of Fort Smith and get lots of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JE0928
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

The NPS uses the archives to improve and increase understanding of territorial US border days. Night courts are an excellent example of this. The staff is great to work with.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leita S
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Very nice place. Historically accurate friendly staff. Clean and well kept grounds. Really enjoyed the day

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank judyrg
Reviewed 8 November 2018

This is a wonderful place to visit in Fort Smith! The riverfront is absolutely beautiful year round.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chelsea G
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We love history and this location did not disappoint. One can walk around and see the gallows, the old jail, the courtroom and watch a 15 minute video on the history of the buildings. Worth our time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deanna K
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t expecting to see much but o was pleasantly surprised- the historic buildings (where the visitor center is) are worth a visit - see the old jails, court house, barracks, officers commissary, drill grounds for the soldiers etc. the fall color of the trees...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank sheanac2015
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Our family of homeschooled kids explored Fort Smith & did the Junior Ranger program. We usually get about half a dozen National Parks each year & this is the first in this region. The kids, 12 11 8 4 & 3 liked the grounds &...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 98mathewg
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Historic place with many outside things to visit. Visitor center NPS, very polite and helpful. Worth it

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank gustavolevyrun1
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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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