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Fort Buford State Historic Site

15349 39th Lane NW, Williston, ND 58801
(701) 572-9034
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Ranked #4 of 4 attractions in Williston
Type: Historic Sites
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Confluence Interpretive Center hosts concerts every month. We always have fun listening to the music and viewing the museum galleries and the best small gift shop.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Buy your tickets at the Confluence Center for Ft. Buford. Admission is for both the Confluence Center and Ft Buford. If you're not interested in the 1800's you're probably not going to like Ft. Buford. But, we thought it was fascinating! The house/museum is original and the room telling about Sitting Bull is the room in which he surrendered. The... More

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Maple Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We toured George Armstrong Custer's home at the Fort & found this terribly interesting. The employees dressed in period Army attire, and informed us that once we stepped into the home, he would be relating to us as a mid-19th century serviceman, and would not understand any questions about modern-day American conveniences. Pleasant, helpful gift shop employees.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Both sites are on the same ticket. We were entertained by the two rangers at the park. They were knowledgable about Custer and Sitting Bull. With the oil drillling I wouldn't travel out of my way to go to these attractions, but we did enjoy them.

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Corporal9, Manager at Fort Buford State Historic Site, responded to this review

Sorry it is not worth your time to come back out here. One thing I would like to clarify here, however is: This is Fort Buford State Historic Site, Not Fort Union National Park, we never have a rendezvous at this site. More

Grand Island, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Makes for a nice drive out of town but not much appealing enough to make for return trips. The location is scenic and rural and the surrounding grassy plains make for a nice walk or run. I went to the Rendezvous thinking there would be more demonstrations and activities but there was just one person creating stone flints and lots... More

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Well I have been here multiple times. Always interesting, Do not forget to visit the cemetary as well

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Modesto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Visited here while traveling through North Dakota on vacation. This was our second stop of our first day after seeing Fort Union. The fort was built in 1866 at the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers and was a major supply depot. There are only two buildings remaining to tour; the officer's quarters which is now a museum and... More

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Williston, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

We got to learn about the native americans around the area and the soldiers that fought for the area. it was interwsting.

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Agoura Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

Arriving just a few minutes after leaving Fort Union, I paid the $5 adult admission fee at the Visitor Center (the former Commanding Officer's quarters known as Brotherton House), in front of which stands a Civil War Napolean cannon. Because I was the only visitor there at the time, a private tour of the facility was given me by a... More

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