• 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?

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.