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 »
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Fort Smith National Historic Site takes great pride in our service to the community that is our home. We are fortunate enough to be able to offer our traditional Historical Interpretation in new and amazing ways with the onset of new technology. See where the original Fort Smithies first landed at Belle Point with our webcam's, enjoy Interpretive discussions about Civil War battles via digital video recordings, and locate specific points in history using provided (or personal) Global Positioning Systems in tandem with our Virtual Tours.
Did You Know?
A woman was responsible for the building of a modern federal jail at Fort Smith, AR, in 1888. Anna Dawes, daughter of Sen. Dawes of MA, visited the "Hell on the Border" jail in 1885 and wrote an article describing its conditions. When read in Congress, money was quickly approved for a new jail.