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Fort Smith Museum of History, Fort Smith

(3.9/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • The Arkansas Martin Luther King Commission is planning a program at the museum and the staff was extremely helpful with our questions. Also they have interesting exhibits that reflect the rich history...  more »
  • A small but effective presentation of local history that does an excellent job of presenting the life and challenges of early life in Fort Smith. Antique vehicles, artifacts, and historical presentati...  more »
  • The museum has displayed so many wonderful items about the history of this great town. Soon to have a display on the radio and television history of this area.  more »
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  • Very interesting. My boyfriend and i had a blast looking around and learning
  • An incredible step back in time. This museum is very well put together. Worth a visit!
  • They have a good amount of exhibits and voice guided tour. I wish they had actual guides.
  • None of the employees knew wtf was goin on...
  • Lots of great history.