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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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Place to know about the history of North Dakota and it's American Indians

I went to Fort Abercrombie on a sunday this 2015. Google maps showed fort abercrombie state park and I thought there would be a real big state park. HOwever after I reached there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Fargo, North Dakota
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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I went to Fort Abercrombie on a sunday this 2015. Google maps showed fort abercrombie state park and I thought there would be a real big state park. HOwever after I reached there I found the main attraction is the fort areas. Well, they have the museum and you can visit the museum with 8 dollar ticket and you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Fort Abercrombie is a 30 minute drive, south, from Fargo. You can do a self-guided tour ($5 )or a tour via golf cart ($8) by the staff. Lenny as a guide was amazing!! One of the best tours I've been on. It lasted about 45-50 minutes. You will learn a lot about North Dakota history as well as American history.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

to visit new visitor Center and go at a leisurely pace. Staff very knowledgeable, if you enjoy great artifacts and local history plan a visit.

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North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 17 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 7 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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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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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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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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