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Fort Smith National Historic Site 

Click here for maps Description:  Marks the site of two early forts.  Commissary Storehouse, gallows, barracks/courthouse/jail/visitor center building.  Currently western part of the park has no public access due to a the decision of a railroad whose tracks divide the site
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How to find: 

301 Parker Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901

PO Box 1406
Fort Smith AR 72902

Parent Organization:
National Park Service
Phone 479 783-3961
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
daily 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5
Season  Closed Christmas & New Year's Day
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As of FEB 2007    17+ $4 for 7 days   family $6 for 7 days
Special Fees:  Family $8 for 7 days
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have: Start in the visitor center with film and reconstructed jail cells in the building which also served as barracks and courthouse.  Gallows programs on anniversaries of hangings.  Call park for information
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period mid-1800's Structures Type of Site fort and subsequent uses
Buildings: Commissary storehouse, gallows, barracks/courthouse/jail
Interpreters: Craftspeople:
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Trails/Hiking River Trail through western half of park, mile
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Nearby Attractions:

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Clayton House
Darby Boyhood Home   Details are on the way, but in the meantime, you can find addresses, descriptions, URLs and more at our sister site, www.stepintoplaces.com  
Fort Smith Museum of History    
Fort Smith Trolley Museum    
Patent Model Museum    


Fort Smith Art Center
Old Fort River Festival Inc
Outdoor Recreation  

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KOA Fort Smith-Alma    
Overland RV Park 1716 Fayetteville Road
Route 5
Van Buren AR  72956
501 471-5474
Springhill 1700 Lock and Dam Road
Barling AR 72923
501 452-4598

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Michael's Mansion 2900 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith AR 72901
501 494-3700
Beland Manor B&B 1320 South Albert Pike Ave
Fort Smith AR 72903
501 782-3300
Old Van Buren Inn 633 Main Street
Van Buren AR 72956
501 474-4202
Aunt Jan's Cozy Cabin B&B RR 1 Box 115A
Spiro OK 74959
918 962-2380
Bell House Inn 116 North Main St
Greenwood AR 72936
501 996-5533
Backwoods Retreat North of Sallisaw
Sallisaw OK 74955
918 774-0094

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Best Western Inn 101 North 11tth Street
Fort Smith AR 72901
501 785-4121
Days Inn 1021 Garrison Avenue
Fort Smith AR 72901
501 783-0548
Garden Lodge 611 North 11th Street
Fort Smith AR 72901
501 785-3385
Holiday Inn 700 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith AR 72901
501 783-1000
Holiday Hotel 815 Towson Avenue
Fort Smith AR 72901
501 783-3168
Inn Towne Lodge 301 North 11th Street
Fort Smith  AR 72901
501 783-0271
Thomas Quinn Apartment Suites 815 N B Street
Fort Smith AR 72901
501 782-0499
Capri Motel 1833 Midland Boulevard
Fort Smith AR 72901
501 782-4079
Continental Motel 1421 North 11th Street
Fort Smith AR 72901
501 785-1471
Fort Smith Motel 2312 Midland Boulevard
Fort Smith AR 72901
501 782-7264

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