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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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Nice tour

The grounds are good & well maintained. Informative and candid displays from the native American... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
srgl0betr0tter
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Well done

Nice park with restored buildings, knowledgeable guides. Interesting museum exhibits, recreated... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MO8ball
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Missouri
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301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are good & well maintained. Informative and candid displays from the native American standpoint. The gift store unfortunately didn't have much variety atleast as per our taste.

Thank srgl0betr0tter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice park with restored buildings, knowledgeable guides. Interesting museum exhibits, recreated court room inside. Other interesting venues on site, including gallows.

Thank MO8ball
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately I didn't have much time available when visiting so didn't get chance to go in to the museum. But it's an interesting place to walk around. There are some good informative plaques to read around the site.

Thank PaulBox
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You definitely need to check this place out if you're ever in Fort Smith at the great museum with lots of history and lots the fax people working there are very helpful as well

Thank Randy V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fort was built in 1817 because of a feud between Osage and Cherokee tribes. Many trails, mail routes, stagecoach trails all met at Fort Smith on the way to Oklahoma and the Southwest. The various Indian "Trails of Tears" funneled into Fort Smith before...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Smith has an amazing history catalogued at their National Historic Site. The park service maintains the beautiful grounds over looking the Arkansas and Poteau rivers. The jail is preserved allowing visitors to imagine the inmates and their living conditions under the rule of "the...More

Thank GGPOP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit in Fort Smith. Downtown Fort Smith is rich with history and this is the place to start.

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Easy to navigate. Great displays. Park rangers knowledgeable. Sad that walls were gone, but liked how the perimeter was marked. Orientation video good place to start.

Thank Pam H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a quiet, peaceful place with an interesting history. The foundations of several of the old building and walls from the previous forts are visible and the site of the original fort has a good view of the confluence of two rivers with a...More

Thank U1019FTjasonf
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My great grandfather was the court crier for Judge Issac Parker and my grandmother grew up in the Commissary building. Since I was a child we have been visiting the Fort Smith National Historic Site. Many changes have taken place over the years and I...More

Thank Pat R
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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
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Roma L
13 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.
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Ayla M
19 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.
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