This site is in our hometown. We've been there many times, taking visiting family and friends to learn about the genesis of our city. So many people groups and figures are represented there! We strongly recommend going for yourselves and the grounds and view of the rivers coming together is so nice in the different seasons of the year as... 更多
We enjoyed walking the grounds of this historic site and reading the information on the markers. We didn't tour the museum since we didn't bring any money and didn't realize it would cost $7 per person. Regardless, we learned a lot. A little disappointed that none of the original buildings remain standing. Some have been recreated however. Beautiful views of... 更多
The 1803 Louisiana Purchased launched Fort Smith's history. The first Ft. Smith was built in 1817 to keep peace in the Arkansas River Valley between the native Osage and newly arriving Cherokee. The second Ft. Smith was built due to an unfounded fear of Indian attack, but the US-Mexican War, 1849 CA gold rush, surging westward migration and forts built... 更多
Bring your tennis shoes and a picnic; this is a good walk if you see everything. Historic downtown Fort Smith takes you back in time. This beautiful park has a great walking path which directs you to specific historic markers with explanations for each. It is a great way to get outside and take in some of the U.S. old... 更多
It was a very good presentation of the historic presentation of Fort Smith and its significance in the western expansion of the US frontier. The need for law and order in dealing with a lawless frontier was essential. It was a very nice complex with presentations. The walk of the grounds was beautiful. It is unfortunate that there are no... 更多
Nice place to stretch your legs and learn a little history. A short walk along the river will bring you to the old Fort Smith. There are placards along the way to help you learn about the areas history.
We wandered around this site for about an hour...could of stayed in the area much longer but had to get on the road. It has great history and many interesting things to see. If in the area be sure to stop here!
My husband and I enjoy touring historical places like forts and battlefields. We didn't know what to expect at Fort Smith, but it was an interesting tour. Much of it is outside so we were fortunate it was a beautiful day. If you like frontier history, you'll enjoy this.