Fort Smith National Historic Site


Fort Smith National Historic Site

http://www.nps.gov/fosm/index.htm

Region: River Valley

County: Sebastian

Fort Smith National Historic Site in Fort Smith, best known for its long-standing, dynamic relationship to the Indian Territory, was seized by Rebel troops on April 23, 1861, and recaptured by Federal forces in 1863. It was a strategic focal point for both sides during the Civil War.
 
Fort Smith National Historic Site
301 Parker Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-3961
 
Adults $4.00, children under sixteen free; group guided tours by reservation.
 
April, Confederate encampment; September, Union Commemoration Weekend; programs and demonstrations throughout the year.
 
From I-40 west take Rogers Avenue. Go west on Rogers Avenue downtown. Go south on Fourth Street and turn west on Garland Avenue to reach the parking lot. From I-40 east exit at Roland and go six miles east on Highway 64 to downtown. After crossing the bridge over the Arkansas River, follow the directions from Fourth Street.

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