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

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

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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.

Did You Know?

foundation remains of first fort overlooking Arkansas River

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.