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

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

Photos & Multimedia

Asperatus!

Undulatus asperatus (or alternately, asperatus) is a cloud formation, proposed in 2009 as a separate cloud classification by the founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. If successful it will be the first cloud formation added since cirrus intortus in 1951 to the International Cloud Atlas of the World Meteorological Organization.

NPS FOSM

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?

Portrait of Anna Dawes

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.