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Historic Attractions

Witness 200 years of history come back to life through stories and reenactments of outlaws, lawmen, soldiers, Native Americans and other historical figures that played an important role in the development of Fort Smith's unique history. Tour Miss Laura's Visitors Center – a former Old West bordello – and then retrace the footsteps of Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves and the vile outlaws he brought to justice at the Fort Smith National Historic Site. Explore decades of diverse architectural styles preserved by Fort Smith's beautiful historic districts and grandiose churches. You can even visit the Army base and barbershop where Elvis Presley received, "the haircut heard around the world," after joining the U.S. Military. When you travel to Fort Smith, Arkansas, you won't just learn about history, you'll relive it. Start planning your experience and check out all of the historic attractions that are located throughout the city and close by, below.

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Miss Laura's Visitor Center
2 North B Street
479-783-8888 or Toll-Free: 800-637-1477

FUTURE HOME: National U.S. Marshals Museum
14 North 3 Street
479-709-3766

Chaffee Barbershop Museum
7020 Taylor Avenue
479-434-6774

Belle Grove Historic District
Belle Grove Historic District
479-783-8888

Oak Cemetery & Sexton House Museum
1401 South Greenwood Avenue
479-784-1006

Fort Smith Trolley Museum
100 South 4th Street
479-783-0205

Chaffee Crossing Historic District
7020 Taylor Avenue
479-452-4554

The Park at West End
Garrison Avenue and 2 Street
479-784-2368

The Clayton House
514 North 6th Street
479-783-3000

Fort Smith Museum of History
320 Rogers Avenue
479-783-7841

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Interactive Timeline: Downtown Fort Smith Historic Plaques