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Fort Smith National Historic Site

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Address: 301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
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+1 479-783-3961
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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A lesson on Fort Smith history

This site is one of the best places to learn about the early beginning of Fort Smith.The grounds are well kept with historical markers and original buildings still standing.It's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
Mike B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This site is one of the best places to learn about the early beginning of Fort Smith.The grounds are well kept with historical markers and original buildings still standing.It's for sure worth a visit when your in the area.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Many things stand out explaining why Fort Smith in the 1870s, '80s, into the '90s was known as hell on the border. Judge parker's Courtroom is great

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Our tour of the restored Fort Smith site, jail, and Judge Parker Courtroom was great. We all vaguely knew who "hanging judge" Parker was going in, but know a lot more about the man and his time at Fort Smith now after an excellent docent tour of the facility.

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

You can spend two hours there learning about Fort Smith / Arkansas history. Useful information with explanatory signs. Good for teenagers as well.

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Greenwood, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is another place to not miss when visiting Fort Smith! You will gain alot of interesting facts about this area if you take the time to tour all the sites! Enjoy!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

This site was founded in 1817. 200 years old! the original foundation of the wood fort can still be seen. The gallows still exists and the courthouse/jail are in incredible condition. The courthouse has been converted into an additional cost museum ($7) and is also the visitor center. The site itself is a little hard to find. When I asked... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

If your in the reading a lot then it's the place for you..Not really much for keeps to do more for the adults.. The place is great and all but not really for family just a heads up kids will get tired of waiting...

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tulsa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

One of the coolest places i have ever been,its take you back to the 1840's and the history of the wild west and the courtroom of Judge Parker.Across the river is Indian Terrority which is now Oklahoma.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

very informative/interesting. The grounds were impeccably maintained as well. I visited in early Spring 2016, & was very comfortable with the atmosphere /enviroment offered there.

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Tomball, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took this trip on the spur of the moment. Really enjoyed our visit and recommend for history buffs along with families. Always fun to visit our historic sites.

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