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.
Did You Know?
The soldiers who came to Fort Smith in 1817 were still using some 18th century technology and drill. The cannon was discharged using a lindstock and slowmatch to ignite the primer, which originally was loose powder or a turkey quill filled with powder.