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Fort Smith National Historic Site


category : Historic Sites
The site, which just underwent a $7 million renovation, contains the remains of two frontier garrisons, Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas, "Hangin' Judge" Isaac C. Parker's courtroom, reproduction of the 1886 gallows, the "Hell on the Border" jail, the 1846 Commissary. This site was seized by Rebel troops on April 23, 1863 and then recaptured by Federal forces two years later. It was a strategic point for both sides during the Civil War.


Phone: (479) 783-3961
Fax: (479) 783-5307
Our Website:www.nps.gov/fosm/

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Fort Smith Trolley Museum

Directions: Go south on South 4th from Garrison Avenue. The museum is 4 blocks south of the avenue. You will see a steam locomotive. We are next to the National Cemetery and close to the Fort Smith Museum of History and The Fort Smith Historic site.

Fort Smith, AR Museums

Classic Carriage Tours, LLC

Directions: 4th and Garrison Avenue next door to Goodson's City and historic tours, weddings, anniversaries, company picnics, corporate events, family and class reunions, theme parties; taxi service; caisson funerals. A red "one horse open sleigh"

Fort Smith, AR Tours



West Garrison Avenue Historic District

One of the oldest districts in the city. GROUPS: Tour giudes available by request.

Fort Smith, AR Historic Districts

Things to do Historic Sites near Fort Smith, AR

Fort Smith National Historic Site

The site, which just underwent a $7 million renovation, contains the remains of two frontier garrisons, Federal Court for the...