“in a restored former bordello”
Our Visitor Center is located in historic downtown Fort Smith, in a restored former bordello! Make us your first stop and we’ll give you a tour of this Victorian mansion which has been restored to its original ambiance (the first bordello listed on The National Register of Historic Places). Perched on the banks of the mighty Arkansas River, an exciting adventure into the past awaits as you begin to discover this once boisterous border town of Fort Smith! Of the seven houses on “The Row” in 1900, Miss Laura’s is the only survivor and has served as Fort Smith’s official Visitor Center since 1992. Bring a heart that loves history and let us show you ways to fill it! We’ll provide a guided tour and offer lots of ideas and brochures to help you get the most out of your visit.
Very well kept house and full of period furniture. Easy to visualize the way the males would have liked visiting years ago. Our guide took the time to give lots of stories and answered all questions.
This place was better than I expected. The volunteer tour guide was very nice and knew a lot of wierd little facts about the house and Miss Laura. She was nice enough to call it a boarding house in front of my little ones.
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Miss Laura's Visitors Center
- Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sun: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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