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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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Interesting and varied

Note this is a small city museum of history: you'll have a variety of topics and a labeling that is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jepoirrier
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Rockville, Maryland
Interesting little place

We liked this museum! But it could do with a little more informational signs. There was a few times... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sjjs3189
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
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“soda fountain” (15 reviews)
“drug store” (7 reviews)
“second floor” (7 reviews)
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320 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1937
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+1 479-783-7841
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"soda fountain"
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"drug store"
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"second floor"
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"two floors"
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"old fashion"
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"court room"
in 6 reviews
"future generations"
in 2 reviews
"fire engine"
in 2 reviews
"national historic site"
in 8 reviews
"gift shop"
in 6 reviews
"hanging judge"
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"couple of hours"
in 4 reviews
"interesting place"
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"law enforcement"
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"interesting things"
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"on display"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Note this is a small city museum of history: you'll have a variety of topics and a labeling that is not always as pro as in national museums. However, you can find a lot of historical artifacts put in context, large sections on wars or...More

Thank jepoirrier
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked this museum! But it could do with a little more informational signs. There was a few times where my mom and I had no idea what something was or why it was important. There were other times that they'd start explaining something or...More

Thank sjjs3189
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several unusual collections spread out on 2 levels. A lot on local motorcycle racers with many bikes on display. Many of the exhibits are just there with no labeling or commentary, leaving one to wonder what their significance is and relevance. All in all a...More

Thank michael m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have always enjoyed coming to this museum. There is an amazing amount of information and great artifacts. I think it is definitely more for adults than for kids or teens. However, there is an old timey soda shop downstairs next to their gift shop...More

Thank ARTraveler94
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

To get a good understanding of the history of Fort Smith you need to take the time to visit this museum. We found some very interesting things during our visit.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

During a short trip to Ft Smith stopped by the Fort Smith Museum of History. It had a lot of town history and was well displayed. Very friendly people inside to answer our questions. Second floor didn't seem to have AC so quickly turned that...More

Thank Keturah D
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 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

Thank pc-and-dc
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Reviewed 2 February 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 22 January 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.

Thank Robert R
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Reviewed 18 November 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!

Thank ssimpson316
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Response from Tigress1023 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks Marty!
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April L
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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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