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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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Beautiful Insightful History

Excellent place to take a relaxing walk while learning more about our beautiful Fort Smith City... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer F
Alma, United States
Excellent educational stop

We planned our spring break to include several national historic sites and Fort Smith was the first... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
+1 479-783-3961
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent place to take a relaxing walk while learning more about our beautiful Fort Smith City! Our Leadership of Fort Smith Class 2016 visited the museum and took the tour of our entire historical area.

1  Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We planned our spring break to include several national historic sites and Fort Smith was the first this year. My daughter does the juniors ranger programs and we all learn a lot from the experience. We arrived just before a large storm was to hit...More

1  Thank DrJim2
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to take visiting family. Good for children and adults. Very educational and beautiful scenery. Great walking area.

1  Thank Beverly Y
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Worth a visit. Grounds offer a park stroll with educational signs telling of the first Ft. Smith. On the grounds of the second Ft. Smith is a museum in the old army barracks building. It has nice educational display givng an overview of it's later...More

1  Thank Columbus_OhioRandy51
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Not only a pretty site, but very historical. And educational. One could take an hour or so, or spend an entire day just soaking up the history of the old west of the Oklahoma/Arkansas Territory. Everything you ever wanted to know about the "Hangin' Judge"!

1  Thank mailqueen
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed walking the grounds and touring the buildings. Easy walk nice views of the river.

1  Thank Linda L
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The historic site was nice with lots of good information and a few artifacts, diaramas, and a 15 minute overview movie. Typical of the NPS. You get a good history lesson. What made this special and deserving of 5 star rating was 'Marty'. He is...More

1  Thank lcluck0213
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We got here 45 minutes before closing but the great thing is the entrance fee gets you in for a week! We spent the first evening exploring the outside exhibits and then came back the next morning to finish the inside exhibits. We were really...More

2  Thank Cassie W
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a very interesting place and worth seeing. It gives you an idea of life on the edge of the frontier right after the Civil War. The rangers are very helpful. Judge Parker's courtroom looks great. Go see it!

1  Thank brad120
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This place is special to all locals as it showcases the deep history of the Arkansas/Oklahoma border area. This area has a rich history going back to the early 1800's and this park is a nice tribute to that long western heritage and law enforcement....More

Thank kenh4495
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Deborah S
Is my dog allowed in the park part?
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
How much cost ticket to museum
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
How long did it take to see the museum?
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.