Fort Smith Museum of History
The Fort Smith Museum of History is located on Garrison Avenue and is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with Sunday hours from 1 to 4 p.m. The museum offers a variety of exhibits, including antique jewelry, historical weapons, firearms, Native American artifacts, and clothing items that date back to the 1800s. Historical exhibits are presented in a variety of media. Some include an element of multi-sensory experience or immersion.
You can stop by to see the exhibits seven days a week from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The museum is located next to the Fort Smith National Historic Site, which has hiking, fishing, and picnicking facilities. All programs are included with museum admission. Tours tickets are required.
The museum has two floors—the first floor displays local artifacts, including items from William Darby of Darby’s Rangers, a famous unit of soldiers in World War II. The second floor has many artifacts, from old movies to World War II and the Civil War to tools and various vignettes of life in the early 1900s.