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Fort Smith National Historic Site

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Really cool historic site!

This site really brings alive the old Fort Smith fort history from back when it was part of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting, entertaining and educational!

We learned so much that neither one of us had known about the history of this area and the Trail of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This site really brings alive the old Fort Smith fort history from back when it was part of the frontier land. Great place to take an afternoon lunch break. Very peaceful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned so much that neither one of us had known about the history of this area and the Trail of Tears. The enactment camp was such a fun surprise … full of details about the lives of the soldiers. Fantastic!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great local history found at the Fort Smith National Historic Site. Explore the gallows along the riverfront, and walk the paved trails to take you back in time....

Thank Laurah B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located down by the River. There is a park adjacent that we were walking in and were able to walk around the property. Good signage explaining the grounds and I think there is even a audio tour you can dial into somehow. They still have...More

Thank kes1639
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting history of this area's fort and jail. Replica of jail not bad with windows but must have been "hell upon earth" stuck underground. Gallows are visable and court room. This was the terminus of the Trail of Tears.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Smith riverfront is beautiful along with the park. Historic, beautiful it's good to be in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit there, complete with outfitted tour guide. Allow 1-2 hours if walking the trail (which also leads to Miss Laura’s - allow 45 min or so for there!)

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Worth an hour or two at most,not much of fort left,museum in old courthouse and mock up of courtroom,film about history of fort,commissary fitted out as it would have been,and a reconstruction of the gallows.

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

What a great historical site! We took the tour inside the main building before exploring the grounds. Marty was our guide and did an amazing job! He was amazingly knowledgeable of the history of not only Fort Smith but also the surrounding area. He told...More

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The place had a good amount of historical and educational artifacts and memorabilia. Beautiful setting

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Yes we seen some and they had no problem i think you have to clean up the mess is all