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Fort Smith National Historic Site
301 Parker Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas

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First visit the First Fort Smith Site

It is a short walk and paved trails

As soon as you cross the railroad track
look for the boundary between what was once
the line between Arkansas and Indian Territory

Old foundation

Old foundation

Then visit The Gallows

The Gallows

Then visit the Old Courthouse and Jail

There is a fee to tour, so if you have a National
Parks Pass, bring it......it would be free then....

Entrance to the old jail....

Beds on floor for prisioners


Sally Port.....ceil door to protect the outside door...
so prisioners would not break it down and also
so visitors can sit and visit with prisioners.

Fireplace for heat.....

The new jail....

There are a lot of exhibits like this one...

Judge Issac C. Parker's Courtroom

Judge Issac C. Parker

Judge Parker's personal desk

Front doors of Courthouse