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Fort Smith Park

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Fort Smith Park
Fort Smith Park
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. Check website for details.
450 Bellevue St.
St. Joseph, MO 64501

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Unrestricted
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Pet Policy
Pets On Leash Allowed