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Fort Smith National Historic Site

301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
+1 479-783-3961
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Very Informative and Interesting!

The grounds are very well taken care of and the museum is very interesting. The kids loved earning... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Columbus, Ohio
Worth A Stop If You Enjoy History.

If you enjoy history, this is a nice place to visit. Make sure to watch the video. It explains so... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
+1 479-783-3961
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The grounds are very well taken care of and the museum is very interesting. The kids loved earning their junior ranger badges, and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot. The grounds are free. You only pay for the museum.

Thank Thompsonian
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you enjoy history, this is a nice place to visit. Make sure to watch the video. It explains so much about the fort, it's history and Judge Parker - The Hanging Judge. The gallows give a different view of our judicial system and the...More

Thank Txgal5
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had time to kill while in Fort Smith and ended up here. I learned a lot about the history of Fort Smith. It was interesting to see the gallows, the old buildings, and the original fort. I also took a peaceful walk along the...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where else are you able to see a real Gallows! Fort Smith NHS has done an amazing job to preserve the history of the Federal court during the Territorial days of the Trail of Tears

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special about this place. Only 1 main building still standing. Exhibits were good and the introductory film was informative. If you are in town visit, but not worth a special trip

Thank rdpine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very Nice Hotel..Very Friendly Staff.Very Good Buffet Room'are large and roomie. Very Quiet..Parkin is very good

Thank chrisandlee2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Fort Smith as a diversion from our road trip, and I'm glad we did. Both my husband and I love historical sites, and this one did not disappoint. There is so much historical information and a volunteer who told us exciting stories...More

Thank mkblind
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic job of preserving the site of the original "fort smith" and courtroom, jail and other buildings and memorabilia from the days when this was the last outpost that kept the law for the western frontier of the US.

1  Thank Erickwiggins1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Smith changed hands during the Civil War from the Confederate Army to the zunion Army. The site is very informative, although a little challenging for anyone who is mobility-impaired. Limited parking. Worth a visit, but pretty hot in mid-July.

1  Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent place to roam around. Take the kids and they could learn something too. A lot of history here to excite the imagination.

Thank 01Display_Name
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Deborah S
9 May 2017|
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Response from CAMOMOMMA2010 | Reviewed this property |
Yes we seen some and they had no problem i think you have to clean up the mess is all
Roma L
14 January 2016|
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Response from jwh916 | Reviewed this property |
As of 5/2017 Adults $7.00 children free National Park Passes acepted.
Ayla M
20 July 2015|
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Response from Vicki C | Reviewed this property |
About an hour unless you get the tour guide. He is very talkative and knows a lot of details that make it all come to life. Add another hour for that part.