There are many exhibits, features, and other noteworthy items/places available to view and experience at Fort Smith National Historic Site, but depending on your schedule and interest, you may only have time for a brief visit. Based on experience from both current and past visitors, as well as front desk employees and Rangers, this guide could help you see everything you want to see in the time you have available.
If you have less than one hour:
If you have one to three hours:
The main entrance to the Visitor Center is located on the south end of the Barracks/ Jail/ Courthouse building. Exhibits in the visitor center focus on Fort Smith’s military history from 1817 – 1871, western expansion, the federal court’s impact on Indian Territory, Federal Indian policy, and Indian Removal.
Check the calendar to see if the park has special programs or activities scheduled during your visit.
There are other historical places of interest near Fort Smith National Historic Site. Nearby Attractions provides links to those sites.
Last updated: July 6, 2019