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

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

Webcams

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

NPS

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?

foundation remains of first fort overlooking Arkansas River

The U.S. Army selected a spot overlooking the confluence of the Arkansas and Poteau Rivers for the site of a fort. Soldiers from the Rifle Regiment arrived in 1817 and named the site Fort Smith after their commanding officer, Thomas A. Smith.