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!

-While the Visitor Center is closed due to COVID-19, virtual ranger chats may be requested! Please email 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 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.

Pre-Program Activity

Watching one or more of the park's videos especially Fort Smith: Peacekeeper of Indian Territory will help students prepare for their visit.

Last updated: September 6, 2021

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Mailing Address:

301 Parker Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901


(479) 783-3961

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