Fort Smith Historic Site

The Historic Fort Smith Historic Site in Arkansas is an intersection of the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Trail of Tears and the Wild West. The Historic Barracks/Courthouse/Jail Buildings (pictured here) now serves as a visitors center and museum where you start your visit. Afterwards you can view a replica of the Fort Smith Gallows which includes an exhibit where you can learn about a large number of Wild West outlaws who met their fate here. And then, head to the Trail of Tears overlook. Walk along the Arkansas River and view exhibits that tell the story of the tribes that were forcibly removed to Indian Territory. So much history here and it’s a beautiful part of Arkansas!


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