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

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

For Kids

Junior Ranger Program

Children ages 5-12 can become Junior Park Rangers at Fort Smith National Historic Site. They will have fun as they learn about soldiers, Native Americans, deputy marshals, outlaws, and Judge Parker. After completing 4 activities in a free booklet, they will be sworn in as Junior Rangers and receive an offical Fort Smith National Historic Site Junior Ranger badge. Inquire at the front desk for the activity booklet.

 
Fort Smith Junior Ranger Badge

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.