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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
  • Always love seeing the history of days gone by. They had a great selection from every era. Really interesting articles on people from history like William odarby it's worth the stop if your in the are...  more »
  • The Fort smith museum of history is very interesting and educational concerning the region's history. Of which, there is plenty. Privately funded and maintained it is a local treasure.  more »
  • This museum is in our hometown. So we have been there on a number of occasions. I have gone on several occasions with my son during his years of being a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout. School trips. Bringi...  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.