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Address: 935 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND 58001
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Description: This fort was built in 1858 to defend the Northwestern Frontier in the...
This fort was built in 1858 to defend the Northwestern Frontier in the Siege of 1862.
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A hdden gem that is right out in the open.

The first established fort in the area, next closest was Alexandria, MN. They have a new visitor center with great artifacts and history, some new quilts too. The grounds are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The first established fort in the area, next closest was Alexandria, MN. They have a new visitor center with great artifacts and history, some new quilts too. The grounds are spacious and you get the feel of the encampment along the Red River of the North. My grandchildren were not very old the first time I brought them here but... More 

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Christine, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you like history and easy going touring, this is a decent stop. Plenty of history and a good interpretive center. There is also a nearby museum next door in the park.

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Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is the place the last battle of the Dakota War of 1862 was fought. They have an excellent program there. Really a great place for disabled people to visit because they have golf carts to use while they give the tour. They have this retired Lutheran minister by the name of Paul Nelson that is an interpreter that gave... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had a fun afternoon with the kids in Abercrombie - and the best part was Fort Abercrombie. With paid admission, they will take you on a golf cart around the grounds for a good 45 or so minute tour. It was good, lots of great info about the history of the area and the fort itself. Plan to spend... More 

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Fort Abercrombie located about 35 miles south of Fargo is a great historic place to bring your family. The original fort and many of the out buildings still exist and nothing better than thinking how this fort served back in the development of North Dakot and the region. This outpost was built in the 1850's and served as a hub... More 

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Smyrna, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Lots interesting and informational plaques that tell the story of the Fort during the Dakota Uprising of 1862. Recommend going in the summer, when the visitor center is open

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Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Well worth the drive! I enjoyed it a lot. These folks know their history! There is a $5.00 admission to the museum, but the grounds are free. They have a great gift shop with good quality gifts. I will return!!

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Winnipeg, MB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Fort Abercrombie is a bit out of the way but very worthwhile to visit. The Fort is about 30 minute drive from Fargo, North Dakota and easy to find as there are signs on I-29 advising to take the exit to the village of Abercrombie. We paid $5 for admission to the museum and a tour on a with a... More 

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Fargo, ND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Although the city of St. Louis, Missouri has traditionally maintained its sole claim as “The Gateway to the West,” its denizens will need to move over a bit and make room for “The Gateway to the Dakotas,” in Abercrombie, North Dakota and share some of the spotlight as points of historical, cultural, and geographic interest on the North American Plains.... More 

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Spring Valley, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

The drive to Ft. Abercrombie is very easy. You can get to it from MN or ND. The staff is very knowledgeable about the Dakota War and the history of Ft. Abercrombie. The guardhouse and jail are original. Tall grass and wood stakes mark where the buildings were. The grounds are free. They also have a museum and you can... More 

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Address: Address: 935 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND 58001
Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Abercrombie
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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