Fees & Passes

Overview of entrance requirements

All visitors MUST have

* May not apply in some cases. See details below.

Entrance Passes

Standard Entrance Pass


Fort Smith National Historic Site collects fees at the Visitor Center only, the grounds are fee free.

The Museum is the only location that charges a fee, the fee is per person

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Visitor Center

    Cash or Credit/Debit

More information

Annual Entrance - Park

Fort Smith National Historic Site offers an annual park pass that is good for the owner of the pass plus three additional adults. These passes may be purchased at the Visitors Center.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Visitor Center

    Cash or Credit/Debit

2023 Fee-free Days

No entrance pass required on these days:


Fort Smith Entrance Fees

Entrance walk in - per person - $10.00

The entrance fee is for individual admittance into the exhibits inside the visitor center building. Your receipt will be good for seven days from the time of purchase. There is no fee for viewing the grounds.


Fee-Free Days

Occasionally entrance fees to all national parks including the visitor center in Fort Smith National Historic Site are waived. This happens on a variety of different holidays and as part of "National Park Week". Learn more about upcoming fee-free days.


Educational Groups

The National Park Service offers an Educational Fee Waiver process to waive the entrance fees of most education groups (students, teachers & chaperones). Please go to Plan a Field Trip for information about requesting an Educational Fee Waiver and planning your next field trip.


Group Tours

Non-educational groups wanting a tour or a Ranger led program should contact the Chief of Interpretation.


Last updated: May 11, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

301 Parker Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901


479 783-3961

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