Plan A Field Trip

Do you want to plan a field trip to Fort Smith National Historic Site?

Here's what you need to know!

-Depending on staffing availability, Ranger Guided Programs may be requested for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. All programs are designed to be Ranger or Teacher Guided.

-Programs available include a standard building tour, Trail of Tears program, Civil War in Arkansas, and Fort Smith Military History. Please indicate on your reservation form if you are wanting to meet specific curriculum standards or if you want a specific program, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

-Your reservation is NOT confirmed until you have been contacted by the Fort Smith NHS staff.

-Please submit the following forms at least 2 WEEKS prior to your requested date.

-If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Burns at 479-226-3723 or send an email. Limited transportation funding may be available. Please contact for more information if your school needs transportation assistance.

The forms you will need:

Reservation Form ---Your contact information, date requesting, age level, group size, etc.

Fee Waiver Form --- This form will walk you through the process of applying for and submitting a fee waiver request. If approved, it will waive the entrance fee of all adults (teacher & chaperones) that will be attending with the group. There is never a fee for kids 15 and younger. Remember to submit the waiver request well in advance of your scheduled visit.

Please send completed forms to or fax to 479-783-5307.

Please Note: Fee waivers for Federal Lands Recreation and Enhancement Act (FLREA) entrance fees are NOT granted automatically. Educational groups must apply for and meet the criteria as stated on the form. Please be specific with the curriculum standards you are hoping to accomplish.

Pre-Program Activity

Orientation film Fort Smith: Peacekeeper of Indian Territory (on YouTube)

Last updated: July 10, 2019

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Mailing Address:

301 Parker Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901


(479) 783-3961

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