• Rifle Regiment arriving at Belle Point, 1817. Artwork by Michael Haynes

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

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    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 »

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March 19, 2014
Park Requests Help from Community to Learn More about Historic Frisco Train Depot
Park reaching out to community to learn more about the historic Frisco Train Depot.

October 17, 2013
Park Reopens following Government Shutdown
Park announces reopening following the government shutdown.

July 12, 2013
Archeologists Explore New Ground for Interpretation at Fort Smith National Historic Site
Archeologists conduct exploratory digs before sidewalk contruction project begins.

Did You Know?

reproduction of keelboat on Arkansas River with first fort soldier reenactors

Fort Smith was established on Christmas Day, 1817. Approximately 70 Rifle Regiment soldiers arrived by keelboat after a long journey on the Arkansas River.