Fort Smith NHS
Living history programs, hands-on activities for children, and other public programs are presented by the park throughout the year. Check the news releases for more information about various events at Fort Smith National Historic Site.
Did You Know?
The soldiers who came to Fort Smith in 1817 were still using some 18th century technology and drill. The cannon was discharged using a lindstock and slowmatch to ignite the primer, which originally was loose powder or a turkey quill filled with powder.