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Fort Abercrombie

Address: 935 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND 58001
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: This fort was built in 1858 to defend the Northwestern Frontier in the Siege of 1862.
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This fort was built in 1858 to defend the Northwestern Frontier in the Siege of 1862.
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Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 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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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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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

Lots of interpretive panels throughout the fort. Gives you a very good idea of how life on the fort was. Great little museum and building, worth the stop. The staff was very knowledgable as well

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