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This fort shows how horrifying the policies on the indeginous people it has been. It is a great place to learn the history. If you ask, the knowledgeable staff will show you the books with author's autograph.
If you are a history buff like me, you’ll love this place. The grounds are kept neat and clean and the builds are in good order. The displays inside are very descriptive and easy to read. The staff was very helpful and courteous. This is...More
I had been here decades ago and they have really expanded the exhibits and the tour into a very comprehensive review of the history of the Fort, the court and especially the story of The Trail of tears and the Nations. There is much detail...More
If you are in Fort Smith take the time to visit this historical site. You can see the history of the original military fort, info about the hanging Judge Parker, the gallows and see the view point for a part of the Trail of Tears.
We had a couple of hours to kill, and were recommended to visit here, and we are So glad that we did. To hear about the history of the area was really enlightening, made all the better by listening and talking to Marty whose knowledge...More
This is a wonderful National Park that preserves a very important era of Arkansas — when it was a frontier state. The main building has a great museum upstairs and visitors can walk through actual prisoner quarters downstairs. You can even experience what it was...More
$14 for 2 adults. Justice in the West. There's several restored buildings. The main one is the jail/barracks. The basement has the "hell on Earth" jail. Upstairs is the new & improved jail. Judge Parker's courtroom. A large display of the Trail Of Tears.
Welcome to Fort Smith:) Old time justice handed out back in the day at this location:) Loved the simple Fort grounds, so much history to just take in:) The people back in the day that walked these grounds:) and those who met the rope. The...More