1167 S. Rogers Ave., Clarksville, AR, US, 72830
- Phone: (479) 754-3000
- Fax: (479) 754-4131
Arts & Museums
Referring to themselves as the "keeper and teller" of the region's history, the Fort Smith Museum Of History has been acquiring, preserving and showcasing exhibits for over a hundred years now. Some prominent ones include a bronze Napoleon cannon, a 1908 American Fire Engine Company Steam Pumper, telephones from the 1880's and antique tools. On your way out, stop by at the cute gift shop and pick up some exquisite crafts and pottery. Check website for details on any upcoming events.
Fort Chaffee Barbershop will always be best remembered for the historic haircut it provided to Elvis Presley before he entered the army in 1958. The shop now is a museum, which has recreated the exact look of the original barbershop, displaying many objects and materials that were originally used here. Photos depicting Presley's stay at Chafee can also be found here. There are exhibits of artifacts and other photos showing the military history of Chafee in this museum. Fort Chaffee Barbershop Museum does well to display a slice of Chafee's history.