• 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?

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.