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Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Williston

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  • Be careful of the hours, they run in Mountain Time Zone, even though the property is basically sitting on both states. Neat place, good history, however it's mostly recreations and not originals.  more »
  • A short 20 minute drive from Williston, Fort Union is full of history as well as scenic and pictorial. Take a drive, spend a few hours and utilize the very able and friendly park service staff!  more »
  • Go back in time to 1800 to 1830 when the buckskinners have their rendezvous. The history is easily grasped. The bookstore is adequate. The best time to go is during a re-enactment weekend.  more »
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  • This is a premier national historical landmark on par with the Custer Battlefield site in Montana. It is an accurate portrayal of this fur trading post that played such an important role in the fur trade in the Upper Missouri region during the 19th century. It is beautifully reconstructed and the surrounding scenery is much like it was then. If you love American history you will love Fort Union! It's well worth a visit! And if you come be sure to also visit Fort Buford and the Confluence Center Museum nearby!!!
  • The park ranger was great very informative and friendly. If you like history it's a must.
  • Great place to visit and learn about the Fort. Expecially anytime or at rendezvous in June.
  • My daughter and I loved visiting Fort Union Trading Post. We made it a little detour on our drive from Devil's Tower National Monument to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It was a great way to learn about frontier trading. The Junior Ranger--sorry, Junior Trader--program was one of the best. In all, give yourself a couple of hours to see everything. The rangers were very nice and knowledgeable. It's definitely worth a stop on a trip across the northern U.S.
  • An interesting place to visit and learn about the history of the peoples in this area. Lots of things to see, the visitors center is full of great gift ideas.