Using GPS (Global Positioning System)
The physical address for the park is:
We have tested a number of different brands of GPS devices, but not all. If you are unable to locate the Fort Smith National Historic Site via the address listed above, please feel free to either email us or call at 479-783-3961.
If you are using the online map application Map Quest, please be aware that their map is outdated. (Try Google Maps for updated maps.) Neither Third Street or Parker Avenue run through the park grounds any longer. This will affect visitors coming from the west over Highway 64 (from Oklahoma). The best route from the west is as follows:
In the downtown area: On Rogers or Garrison Ave turn south at 4th St. Turn right onto Garland Ave. At the end of the next block is the entrance to the main parking lot. Parking is also available on Third Street.
Did You Know?
Fort Smith was established on Christmas Day, 1817. Approximately 70 Rifle Regiment soldiers arrived by keelboat after a long journey on the Arkansas River.