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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Fort Smith National Historic Site
301 Parker Avenue

The Clayton House
514 North 6th Street

Belle Grove Historic District
Belle Grove Historic District

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

The Darby House
311 General Darby Street

Fort Smith Museum of History
320 Rogers Avenue

Chaffee Crossing Historic District
7020 Taylor Avenue

Bass Reeves Monument
200 Garrison Avenue

Zachary Taylor Chimney
22 North 13th Street

Temple Live
200 North 11 Street

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Interactive Timeline: Downtown Fort Smith Historic Plaques