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Fort Smith Museum of History

320 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1937
+1 479-783-7841
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Lots to see here

This museum is a walk through the days of the 1800's. There is something for every history buff... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jasper, Georgia
Great history museum.

Great , well presented local history and well staffed with people very willing to help you. Do not... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Wincie H
Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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“soda fountain” (13 reviews)
“drug store” (6 reviews)
“second floor” (6 reviews)
320 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1937
+1 479-783-7841
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a walk through the days of the 1800's. There is something for every history buff here, male and female. Lots of information on the exhibits. We spent two hours!

Thank ssimpson316
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Great , well presented local history and well staffed with people very willing to help you. Do not miss their historical drug store/ fountain.

Thank Wincie H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

They have done a good job of taking a step back in time from the optometry office to the soda shop to the court room of “the hanging judge”. The best part was the Darby exhibit. A true hero and was nice to see the...More

Thank Flfoodiegirl
Reviewed 17 October 2017

An old town with a rich history - learn about Alphonso Trent, Bass Reeves, William Darby, and of course "Hangin' Judge" Parker.

1  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is an interesting museum of American history with a focus on Ft Smith and the surrounding area. Maybe just because I'm a history buff but I think this is a good museum with lots of neat exhibits and information. Be sure to grab an...More

Thank U1019FTjasonf
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great group of exhibits covering the history of Fort Smith. It also features an old time soda fountain that makes for a refreshing pause during your visit. Also take an enjoyable ride on an early 1900s street car from outside the museum. This site is...More

Thank Marty G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The museum has two floors of Fort Smith history that addresses racial history and events. The Trail of Tears is close. The museum can also be used for meetings and events. Judge Parker's hanging arena are also on the grounds. Handicap parking and an elevator...More

Thank Tigress1023
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Once we realize who work their is was a lot better and the workers were very inform... Enjoyed the history lesson a lot.

Thank D S
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This museum is the local history of Fort Smith. It details businesses, the history of the physical building of the city and some of the people who established the city after it was more than just an Indian fort. There is also a module on...More

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Its like going back in time to the True Grit days. You expect to see John Wayne. Very interesting with lots of artifacts and memories of the old times in Ft. Smith and surrounding area.

Thank Vicki M
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13 December 2017|
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Response from Tigress1023 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks Marty!
April L
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Response from paulmcgehee74959 | Reviewed this property |
The museum and the historic site will be closed January 1, 2016.