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

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour of the Grounds
Virtual Tour of the Visitors' Center

We are in the process of developing and implementing our Virtual Tour programs. Please have patience as we continue to upload information. For any questions, comments, or advice on what you think would make our Virtual Tour program better, contact the webteam.

For some people who may be interested in the history of Fort Smith National Historic Site but live too far away for a practical visit may find some semblance of "being there" by taking one or more of our virtual tours. The tours are broken up into two main sections - the Grounds and inside the Visitors' Center.

Aerial View of Fort Smith National Historic Site.
Aerial view of Fort Smith National Historic Site.
NPS Photo

Did You Know?

Trail of Tears Routes

The Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, (Muscogee) Creek and Seminole Indian tribes were forcibly moved to Indian Territory on what became known as the Trail of Tears. The Arkansas River served as a water route to Fort Smith where they received supplies before crossing the river into Indian Territory.