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

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

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Donations

Donation Box

Donation and Comment Box at Fort Smith National Historic Site.

NPS

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
Superintendant
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?

Interior of jail cell with box for prisoners to visit with their lawyers

The conditions at the federal jail at Fort Smith were so horrible that it received the nickname "Hell on the Border." Up to 50 men were crowded into one large cell with limited ventilation and poor sanitary conditions.