Road Construction I-540
Traveling West on I-40? To avoid construction delays, do not take Exit 7 (I-540 S). Stay on I-40 west and take Exit 1 Dora. Stay on Hwy 64D for 6 miles and follow signs to Fort Smith. After crossing over the river, turn right on 4th ST & right on Garland. More »
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.
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?
A woman was responsible for the building of a modern federal jail at Fort Smith, AR, in 1888. Anna Dawes, daughter of Sen. Dawes of MA, visited the "Hell on the Border" jail in 1885 and wrote an article describing its conditions. When read in Congress, money was quickly approved for a new jail.