Do you want to plan a field trip to Fort Smith National Historic Site?
Here's what you need to know!
-While the Visitor Center is closed due to COVID-19, virtual ranger chats may be requested! Please email Cody_Faber@nps.gov for more information about requesting a Virtual Ranger Program related to Fort Smith's history.
-Depending on staffing availability, Ranger Guided Programs may be requested for Monday through 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. 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 contact us at least 2 WEEKS prior to your requested date.
-To schedule your field trip or if you have any questions, please contact Education Coordinator Cody Faber at 479-226-3727 or send an email to Cody_Faber@nps.gov. Limited transportation funding may be available.
-There is never a fee for students 15 and younger. We offer a fee waiver for accredited education institutions and homeschool groups for instructors and chaperones.
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.
Watching one or more of the park's videos especially Fort Smith: Peacekeeper of Indian Territory will help students prepare for their visit.