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

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK


Due to technical difficulties, both of the web cams are not functioning.

We understand how popular these are and we will get them up and running as soon as possible.

First Fort Compilation

Belle Point


The first webcam is located on Belle Point looking in a south-westerly direction up the Arkansas River.

On the right-hand side of the screen the first fort blockhouse foundation can be seen. In addition, the new accessible sidewalk (2011) can be seen.

Parade Grounds

Parade Grounds

Our second webcam is located on the second floor of the Commissary building (the oldest standing building in Ft. Smith) and looks out onto the Parade Grounds.

Webcams are updated every few minutes.



Did You Know?

Interior of jail cell with box for prisoners to visit with their lawyers

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.