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Fort Smith Park

Amenities at Fort Smith Park include three full-scale cannons, restored redoubts, a lookout point, period flags, informative signage, and an ordnance shed displaying illustrations of various types of artillery shells used in the conflict. Visitors can relax and picnic with wonderful views of the city and countryside.

Ft. Smith, named for Colonel Robert F. Smith, was erected in September 1861 as a safeguard against conflicting armies battling on either side of the state line. By spring 1862, the Union troops at Ft. Smith were downsized.

The park is closed October 15-April 15.


Open Seasonally
April — October
Check website for details
450 Bellevue St.
St. Joseph, MO 64501

Additional Information

Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Unrestricted
All Ages
Historic District
Biking / Walking Trails
Service Animals Welcome
Pets On Leash Allowed

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