For over 100 years, we have been the "keeper and teller" of Fort Smith's rich and colorful history. Located in the 1907 Atkinson-Williams Warehouse Building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Fort Smith Museum of History is a 501(3)(c) organization.

The Fort Smith Museum of History acquires, preserves, exhibits and interprets objects of historical significance relevant to the founding and growth of Fort Smith and the region. Our exhibits illustrate the contributions of Fort Smith's citizens to the cultural, political, and economic development of the area.

Always popular, the old fashioned soda fountain features handmade sodas, floats and sundaes.  (The soda fountain will be closed for remodeling in January and February of 2015).

Visit the museum gift shop for unique, locally produced pottery, baskets and crafts.  Prints of historic Fort Smith are available as well as John Bell note cards.  Choose from an excellent selection of books on area history.   

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 - 5:00. Closed Sunday and Monday.  (Open Sunday 1:00-5:00 during the summer months, June-August). 

Admission:  $5 Adults, $2 Children, Under age 6-Free. 

Fun Stuff

1920's Soda Fountain & Pharmacy
Take a step back in time. Our 1920s replica pharmacy with its working soda fountain is a favorite stop for our guests.

Get Involved

The Fort Smith Museum of History offers many opportunities for personal development and satisfaction in the volunteer corps.

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Ride The Trolley!

Enjoy a historic ride through downtown Fort Smith on a fully functioning trolley.

It's Party Time!

Let us make your special occasion an event to remember!