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.

Events and Exhibits

Pardi Gras

Fort Smith Convention Center

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020

Annual Museum Fundraiser

Check out the band - Memphis Soul

For local events:

Hours & Admission

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Sunday* 1:00 - 5:00 pm


Closed Monday

*The Museum is open on Sundays from 1:00 - 5:00 pm during the summer months (June - August).

$7 Adults (16 and over)

$5 Veterans and Military

$2 Children


Free - Under age 6


Free - Museum members


Phone (479) 783-7841



320 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901

© 2016-2020


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