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

Zachary Taylor Chimney
22 North 13th Street

Temple Live
200 North 11 Street

Garrison Avenue

The Park at West End
Garrison Avenue and 2 Street

Fort Smith National Historic Site
301 Parker Avenue

The Clayton House
514 North 6th Street

The Darby House
311 General Darby Street

A & M Railroad Excursions
813 Main Street
479-751-8600 or Toll-Free: 800-687-8600

Oak Cemetery & Sexton House Museum
1401 South Greenwood Avenue

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Interactive Timeline: Downtown Fort Smith Historic Plaques