Miss Laura's

Miss Laura's is the official Visitors Center of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and first former bordello to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Miss Laura's is the official Visitor Center of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Miss Laura's is the official Visitors Center of Fort Smith, Arkansas, as well as a historic site and local heritage museum. Visitors are encouraged to visit Miss Laura's and take a FREE guided tour of the immaculately restored Victorian mansion. With prior arrangements, "Miss Laura" will guide larger groups on a tour, herself. Out of seven "row houses" that lined Fort Smith's Old West red light district, Miss Laura's is the only house of ill-repute that stood the test of time. It would later become the first former bordello to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

[06/05/19]   After more than a week of being closed due to flooding and street closures, Miss Laura's Visitor Center will reopen it's doors to visitors this morning. See you at 9 AM!


Volunteer | Miss Laura's Visitor Center | Fort Smith CVB

Armed with a friendly smile and a barrel full of firsthand knowledge, Miss Laura's STARRS set out to make visitors feel welcome and informed of all there is to do and see in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and the surrounding area!

Click the link below to submit our very brief online form and/or call Carolyn Joyce at (479) 783-8888!

fortsmith.org Become a volunteer at Miss Laura's Visitor Center and serve your community by making visitors feel welcome and informed!

[11/30/18]   It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...at Miss Laura's! Our volunteers are #TreeDecoratorGoals 🙌 y'all! Come check it out for yourself!

Bikers are Miss Laura's favorite kind of visitor! If you're in town for The Steel Horse Rally, saddle up and ride yourself on over to Miss Laura's (2 N. B St.) historic former Old West bordello turned Visitor Center for a guided tour...on the house, of course! #SHR18 #ExperienceFortSmith #HelloBordello

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Help us recognize those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to positively impact Fort Smith tourism and hospitality. Submit your 2018 GRIT Award Nominations by March 16!!!

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Miss Laura has the goods! Commemorative Fort Smith Bicentennial goods, that is. Stop by between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to purchase your little piece of history before the Holiday! Hats - $10 | Shirts - $16 | Ornaments - $22.50 or $37.50! #ExperienceFortSmith #GoDowntownFS #200FortSmith

Stop in at Miss Laura's Visitor Center (2 N. B St.) to score some commemorative Fort Smith Bicentennial gear while supplies last! #ExperienceFortSmith #GoDowntownFortSmith #200FortSmith

Just a few pics from the annual Christmas Party Miss Laura throws for her STARRS! We have the World's BEST Volunteers!

Miss Laura already got her wish list in, and today from Noon to 5 PM you can, too!!! #SelfiesWithSanta at Pendergraft Park in Downtown Fort Smith!!! #GoDowntownFS #ExperienceFortSmith

Santa Clause has landed in Downtown Fort Smith, everyone!!! Bring your Christmas wish list to Ross Pendergraft Park between RIGHT NOW and 5PM for #SelfiesWithSanta 🙌

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Experience Halloween in Fort Smith, Arkansas! And don't forget to come by Miss Laura's for a FREE tour! #ExperienceFortSmith

Here's a #Hallowinning list of our 12 favorite things (some family-oriented, some just for adults) to do For Halloween in Fort Smith, Arkansas, from October 27th-31st!!! #ExperienceFortSmith

Start your adventure with a free tour at historic Miss Laura's Visitor Center and then meet us at ArcBest Performing Arts Center, TOMORROW AT 7PM, to catch this exciting performance by Branson's daring Acrobats of China! #ExperienceFortSmith

Branson's daring Acrobats of China are ready to thrill an audience in Fort Smith! TOMORROW at 7PM on the ArcBest Performing Arts Center stage! TICKETS AVAILABLE at https://goo.gl/aU8bT1

Like & Share for a chance to win 2 tickets! Winner will be announced tomorrow at NOON!

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Stop by Miss Laura's for a printed map or download the UnexpectedFS mobile app to start your urban contemporary art adventure in Fort Smith, Arkansas! #ExperienceFortSmith #UnexpectedFS, #GoDowntownFS 😘

The Unexpected urban contemporary art project officially begins TODAY (July 23-30)! Download the "UnexpectedFS" mobile app and join us in Downtown Fort Smith for an unforgettable art experience! #ExperienceFortSmith #UnexpectedFS #GoDowntownFS

The all-day Grand Opening Bash of Belle Starr Antiques at its new, larger location (410 N. B St.) is TODAY in Downtown Fort Smith! Celebratory sales and prizes start at 10 and outdoor party starts at 4! #ExperienceFortSmith #GoDowntownFS #VisitArkansas https://goo.gl/u7Xz87

A glimpse at what types of vintage and antique treasures you might find inside of Belle Starr Antiques at 410 N. B St. in Downtown Fort Smith! #ExperienceFortSmith #GoDowntownFortSmith #VisitArkansas

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2 North B Street
Fort Smith, AR

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:30
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