Fort Towson Historic Site is 1 mi. e. on US 70, then .7 mi. n. at sign. Preserved at this site are the ruins of Fort Towson, built to protect the Choctaw Indians and guard the southern border of the United States. A sutler's store—an establishment owned by a peddler who followed an army unit selling items to soldiers—has been reconstructed, and a museum contains items excavated from the site. Artifacts from the steamboat Heroine, excavated from the Red River, also are on display.