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Buick with Lobby Mural

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Court of Judge Isaac C. Parker
Court of Judge Isaac C. Parker

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Darby North Africa 1943 Terry Toler
Darby North Africa 1943 Terry Toler

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Buick with Lobby Mural

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Fort Smith




The mission of the Fort Smith Museum of History is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of Fort Smith and the surrounding region.

Established in 1910, our exhibits illustrate the contributions of Fort Smith's citizens to the cultural, political, and economic development of the area.  The museum is housed in the 1906 Atkinson-Williams Warehouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Enjoy a treat in the old fashioned soda fountain and experience a 1920s-1940s pharmacy. Ice cream, sundaes, floats and handmade ice cream sodas served in a working exhibit.


Visit the museum gift shop for locally produced pottery, baskets and art.  Prints of historic Fort Smith are available.  Choose from an excellent selection of books on area history.

COVID Precautions:  

Masks are recommended for visitors inside the museum. 

Social distancing measures are recommended. Sanitizing stations are available.

Other necessary directional signs will be posted and staff will be happy to help you with any of your questions or concerns.

Hours of operation are 10:00-4:00 Tuesday-Saturday.


The Annual Meeting of the Fort Smith Museum of History Museum Association is held on the 4th Thursday each year during the month of June. The meetings are typically scheduled for 5:00 p.m. The agenda for the annual meeting includes an election of the incoming trustees by the membership and a review of the previous fiscal year. Any member wishing to add a topic to the Annual Meeting agenda shall notify the President 10-days prior to the annual meeting by email at info@fortsmithmuseum.com. Please contact us at 479-783-7841 or email info@fortsmithmuseum.com with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you!

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Hours & Admission

Operating Hours:


Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed 

Monday: Closed

$7 Adults (16 and over)

$5 Veterans and Military

$2 Children (6-15)

Free - UAFS Students


Free - Under age 6


Free - Museum members

Events and Exhibits