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Fort Smith Museum of History

320 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1937
+1 479-783-7841
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Great local museum.

Very nice local museum with an eclectic mix of artifacts, exhibits and information. The museum is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pdcaw
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England, United Kingdom
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It's a museum

There were numbers up like you could take an audio tour but we weren't given the option. There is a... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2018
Paisely B
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320 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1937
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+1 479-783-7841
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"second floor"
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"two floors"
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"court room"
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"old cars"
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"fire engine"
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"old fashioned ice cream"
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"national historic site"
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"hanging judge"
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"gift shop"
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"law enforcement"
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"step back in time"
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"bass"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice local museum with an eclectic mix of artifacts, exhibits and information. The museum is on two floors with a lift and/or stairs for access to the upper floor. Very nice drug store and soda store exhibit and a diverse range of local memorabilia,...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

There were numbers up like you could take an audio tour but we weren't given the option. There is a theatre where you could press numbers to watch videos on several topics/ people and either I couldn't work it or didn't work. It has either...More

Thank Paisely B
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This Museum has something for everyone. An old fashion soda and ice cream place, history on everything Fort Smith. A MUST-SEE if you are a museum person.

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Reviewed November 18, 2017

This museum is a walk through the days of the 1800's. There is something for every history buff here, male and female. Lots of information on the exhibits. We spent two hours!

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Great , well presented local history and well staffed with people very willing to help you. Do not miss their historical drug store/ fountain.

Thank Wincie H
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

They have done a good job of taking a step back in time from the optometry office to the soda shop to the court room of “the hanging judge”. The best part was the Darby exhibit. A true hero and was nice to see the...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

An old town with a rich history - learn about Alphonso Trent, Bass Reeves, William Darby, and of course "Hangin' Judge" Parker.

2  Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 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 and information. Be sure to grab an...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

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 1900s street car from outside the museum. This site is...More

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Reviewed August 9, 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 are also on the grounds. Handicap parking and an elevator...More

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Response from Tigress1023 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks Marty!
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Response from paulmcgehee74959 | Reviewed this property |
The museum and the historic site will be closed January 1, 2016.
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