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

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK


Donation Box

Donation and Comment Box at Fort Smith National Historic Site.


The Fort Smith National Historic Site thanks you for your interest in donating to the Park. We welcome cash donations of any size. We are especially interested in items of historical relevance that you may be willing to donate, such as photographs, documents, and artifacts. For any questions or comments, you may contact Superintendant Bill Black at 479-783-3961 or via email.

Address Postal Mail to:

William Black
Fort Smith National Historic Site
301 Parker Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901

For members of the public that visit the Fort Smith National Historic Site, we have a Donation Box inside the Bookstore in the Visitor's Center. These donations are used for the Interpretation and Education Initiatives at the Park, including purchasing historic flags and living history items, If you wish to bring in a historical artifact, please contact Superintendant Bill Black at 479-783-3961.

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.