Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Williston

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#3 of 16 in Historic Sites in North Dakota
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  • It's an amazing reconstruction of what would be considered a "shopping mall" for 1800-era tribes, trappers, and traders. History comes alive when an event is underway. The re-enactors are very skilled...  more »
  • Attended the rendevous at Fort Union. Tepees in the area surrounding the fort. Actors in period clohing demonstrating life during the 1800s. Excellnt history lesson for us all.  more »
  • Fort Union is a surprisingly beautiful site on the North Dakota/Montana border. It is out of the way, but definitely worth the trip. It has been lovingly restored with a lot of history contained withi...  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!!!
  • We took the kids to the rendezvous. They have discussion of what it was like with the fur traders, the natives, the workers and craftsmen. The kids got to plant seeds, watch blacksmiths make nails and clasps and see a demonstration of loading and shooting a muzzle loader. There were also craft sales outside. A great adventure.
  • Awesome place to bring your kids to learn about the history here and best of all it's free (unless you care to donate)
  • Knowledgeable staffers, well-constructed reproductions, fascinating stories and artifacts!
  • The park ranger was great very informative and friendly. If you like history it's a must.

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