Fort Smith National Historic Site Jail Wagon and Gallows credits NPS Photo A jail wagon like this one was use the transport prisoners to the Federal Courthouse 6th Street.
Fort Smith National Historic Site Commissary and Supply Wagon credits NPS Photo In 1845, Fort Smith was converted to a supply depot. With this mission, Fort Smith became one of the busiest supply posts in the southwest.
Fort Smith National Historic Site Visitor Center credits NPS Photo The former barracks, courthouse, and jail serves as the parks visitor center
Fort Smith National Historic Site Entrance sign credits NPS Photo Entrance sign along the river trail on a snowy day.
Fort Smith National Historic Site Supply Wagon and Visitor Center credits NPS Photo Supply Wagon and visitor center
Fort Smith National Historic Site Foundations of First Fort Smith credits NPS Photo Foundations of the first Fort Smith with Arkansas River in the background
Explore life on the edge of frontier and Indian Territory through the stories of soldiers, the Trail of Tears, scandals, outlaws, and lawmen who pursued them.
From the establishment of the first Fort Smith on December 25, 1817, to the final days of Judge Isaac C. Parker's jurisdiction over Indian Territory in 1896, Fort Smith National Historic Site preserves almost 80 years of history.
Fort Smith National Historic Site is located near Alma, Fort Smith and Greenwood
From Interstate 40 Eastbound: Exit at Roland, and drive six miles on highway 64 to downtown Fort Smith.
From Interstate 40 Westbound & from North I 540 & Fayetteville, take Interstate 40 westbound to I 540 south. Exit west on Rogers Ave. and continue to downtown.
In the downtown area: On Rogers or Garrison Ave turn south at 4th St. Turn right onto Garland Ave. At the end of the next block is the entrance to the main parking lot. Parking is also available on Third Street.