Road Construction I-540
Traveling West on I-40? To avoid construction delays, do not take Exit 7 (I-540 S). Stay on I-40 west and take Exit 1 Dora. Stay on Hwy 64D for 6 miles and follow signs to Fort Smith. After crossing over the river, turn right on 4th ST & right on Garland. More »
U.S. Flag Presented to Lady Bird Johnson
President Lyndon Johnson's wife, Lady Bird, officially dedicated Fort Smith National Historic Site on October 27, 1964. Mrs. Johnson presented a flag, the symbol of our country, to the park. This flag, with the original box, remains in the park's collection.
Did You Know?
The U.S. Army selected a spot overlooking the confluence of the Arkansas and Poteau Rivers for the site of a fort. Soldiers from the Rifle Regiment arrived in 1817 and named the site Fort Smith after their commanding officer, Thomas A. Smith.