At Fort Smith National Historic Site you can walk where soldiers drilled, pause along the Trail of Tears, and stand where justice was served. The park includes the remains of two frontier forts and the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Judge Isaac C. Parker, known as the hanging judge, presided over the court for 21 years.
Hours + Fees
The visitor center is open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Christmas and New Year's Day
Map + Directions
From Interstate 40 Westbound & from North I 540 & Fayetteville, take Interstate 40 westbound to I 540 south. Exit west on Rogers Ave. and continue to downtown. In the downtown area, on Rogers or Garrison Ave, turn south at 4th St. Turn right onto Garland Ave. At the end of the next block is the entrance to the main parking lot.