Fort Smith National Historic Site - Arkansas

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Fort Smith National Historic Site embraces the remains of two frontier forts and the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Commemorating a significant phase of America's westward expansion, it stands today as a reminder of 80 turbulent years in the history of Federal Indian Policy.

The main entrance to the Visitor Center is located on the south end of the Barracks/Courthouse/Jail building. Exhibits in the visitor center focus on Fort Smith's military history from 1817 - 1871, Judge Isaac C. Parker and the federal court's impact on Indian Territory, U.S. Deputy Marshals and outlaws, Federal Indian policy, and Indian Removal including the Trail of Tears.

Facilities available at Fort Smith National Historic Site:

Fort Smith National Historic Site website
Recreation Area Map
Park Email:

Phone numbers
Visitor Information 479-783-3961
Bookstore 479-494-0408

P.O. Box 1406
Fort Smith, AR 72902