UAFS Drennen-Scott House – 

150 years of History in a Working Laboratory

Overlooking the Arkansas River, the commanding Drennen-Scott House was initially the home of the Revolutionary War descendant John Drennen and his family. It is now a “working laboratory” for University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students as they recreate the century-and-a-half-old home. The site is linked to the Trail of Tears, the Underground Railroad, and the Civil War. Built in 1838, the home was continuously occupied by the Drennen family until the property was acquired by the university in 2005. This sprawling single-story home and its contents are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The interior of the home serves as a beautiful backdrop to the antebellum furniture, which has been restored to museum standards. Highlights include a frieze that was displayed at the Arkansas House in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, a grandfather clock dating to the 1740’s, and a Steinway piano manufactured in 1860. Visitors to Van Buren will not want to miss the UAFS Drennen-Scott Historic Site; truly a treasure worth exploring!

Call 479-262-2750 for more information or visit the UAFS Drennen-Scott House site or the Facebook page.


221 North 3rd Street
Van Buren, AR 72956



Hours of Operation

April – November
Opening Date of April 27, 2022. Wednesday, Friday, And Saturdays from 10:00 am till 4:30 pm 


Free Admission