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 »
The Fort Smith National Historic Site is proud to house several items of historical relevance and importance, as well as being able to provide a catalyst for many community members to have the chance to interact with a more personal empathy towards their city, state, and national history. Many of these exhibits/buildings/events/people are captured in digital or print form and inspire their own perspective of historical relevance and memory, and we provide the best of said images here.
If you have any photos you would like to see on this page (with as much credit as you wish,) please send them via this link. The photos will be reviewed for public presentation and will be added within a separate photo element. The Fort Smith National Historic Site is owned by the American taxpayers, and your contributions (in any form) help make a visit to the Site a more personal, relevant, and enjoyable experience.
Did You Know?
The conditions at the federal jail at Fort Smith were so horrible that it received the nickname "Hell on the Border." Up to 50 men were crowded into one large cell with limited ventilation and poor sanitary conditions.