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About Fort Smith Museum of History

For 100 years, the Fort Smith Museum of History has been the "keeper and teller" of Fort Smith's rich and colorful history, and today you can visit to be part of the story!

Established back in 1910, the Fort Smith Museum of History features exhibits that illustrate the contributions the local citizens made to the cultural, political, and economic development in the area.

They really will take you back in time through the history book!

Kids can enjoy a treat in the old fashioned soda fountains, and even step foot into a pharmacy dating back to the 1920s to 1940s.

Also at the museum is a replica of a 19th century woodworking shop, featuring perhaps the largest collection of antique woodworking tools in the entire country (pretty impressive!), with some of the tools dating back to colonials times!

There are even some real life vintage automobiles too, which are always fun to look at in person. Kids will really feel like they are living in another time!

With such a rich history in Fort Smith, it's no wonder a museum was created featuring exhibits on JUST that!

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Adults $7.00

Children $2.00 (Ages 6 to 15)

Free Under 6 years

Last Update 2023

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Fort Smith Museum of History FAQ’s

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Fort Smith Museum of History?

Enjoy an old fashioned ice cream soda, float, sundae or ice cream cone in the popular working exhibit. They serve Yarnell's Ice Cream, made in Arkansas since 1932!

Any top tips when visiting?

They host super fun events, including the Annual Ice Cream Social, held in the soda parlor, which is always fun!

Does Fort Smith Museum of History have a gift shop?

Visit the museum gift shop for locally produced pottery, baskets and art, as well as prints of historic Fort Smith, and an excellent selection of books on area history.

Is Fort Smith Museum of History fully accessible?

The Museum is accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs. An accessible entrance is located on the east side of the building on South 4th Street. An elevator and a ramp provide access to all exhibition areas. Restrooms are ADA compliant. A wheelchair is available free of charge at the front desk on a first-come, first-served basis.