Fort Smith Museum of History, Fort Smith

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The mission of the Fort Smith Museum of History is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret objects of historical significance relevant to the founding and growth of Fort Smith and the region.

Visitors may view a time line of Fort Smith history including artifacts belonging to John Rogers, Benjamin Bonneville, Judge Isaac C Parker and William O. darby, founder of the Darby's Rangers in World War II. A 1920's soda fountain offers old fashioned ice cream sodas, floats and sundaes. Learn about U. S. Marshal Bass Reeves and African American history in Fort Smith. View a saddle that belonged to outlaw Belle Starr
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  • September 7, 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 ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    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 1900...  more »
  • August 8, 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...  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    The best place to visit if you're interested in the history of that town.
  • December 10, 2016
    Great place to learn more about Ft. Smith and the best place to see an old soda fountain and get a great Root beer float and ice cream.
  • September 9, 2016
    An incredible step back in time. This museum is very well put together. Worth a visit!
  • April 4, 2017
    Nice, clean museum full of local history.
  • October 20, 2016
    Very interesting. My boyfriend and i had a blast looking around and learning

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