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 »
Our Staff & Offices
The Fort Smith National Historic Staff is available to assist you. To contact an individual staff member you can call the park at 479-783-3961 or click on the person's name below to send an e-mail.
Administrative and Interpretation offices are located in the Visitor Center.
Fort Smith National Historic Site
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.