We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chateau de Mores State Historic Site

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Redo Search in Map
See more attractions in your map view
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Medora, ND
Phone Number: 701-623-4355
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: This 19th century, 26-room summer residence of the Marquis de Mores is now...
This 19th century, 26-room summer residence of the Marquis de Mores is now a museum displaying the family's original French - style furnishings.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 71 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Great Piece of History

The house is so neat and so many original items still remain. They have a new interpretive center (new since I had been here last) it was very nice and had lots of fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
jmgagner34
,
Morris, Minnesota
Add Photo Write a Review

71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Morris, Minnesota
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The house is so neat and so many original items still remain. They have a new interpretive center (new since I had been here last) it was very nice and had lots of fun information in it. The tour guides in the house are all very knowledgable and friendly!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton, Kansas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Our main reason for going to Medora was the TR National Park, but we had an extra half hour and headed over to this site. We paused a bit at the $10 admission charge, but were happy we went to the house in the end. It is a fascinating home for the time period, and fun to know that Roosevelt... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Russellville, AR
Level Contributor
35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The history of Medora is fascinating -- who expects a rich Frenchman in the late 1800's to found a city in the middle of North Dakota? But here he was, and the "hunting lodge", over 7,000 square feet, stands much as it did in his day. It has 10 bedrooms upstairs, but guests, children, and servants all shared the second... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lynchburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
156 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Here is the house/chateau of a French nobleman and his American wife. Mores crossed the Atlantic searching for wealth, prestige, and adventure. He just did it differently than the other tens of thousands of immigrants that also came to North Dakota. What he did was to create a town and this house is where it started.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

How did gentry rough it. They called it a hunting Chateau, probably the cushiest roughing it I have ever seen. The normal rich persons place on the plains for the late 1800's Nice museum. We were late in the day so got a nice but rushed tour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stanley, North Dakota
Level Contributor
46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went in for two reasons--to get a tour, and to ask about the stagecoach rides they offer. The lady that was at the desk was SO rude, and snapped at me that the stagecoach rides were unavailable right now due to rain. I answered "ok--do you think we could come back tomorrow and check?" I didn't even get to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
dayton, oh
Level Contributor
70 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We highly recommend. We found very interesting, the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The house was beautiful and visitor center had a lot of information.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Texas
Level Contributor
54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Chateau de Mores reveals life on the plains in the late 1800's. Interesting history and a remarkable home. 80-90% of the original furnishings, dishes, cookware, bedding, and hunting artifacts adorn the home still today. Combine a tour of the home with a visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Co-located with an interpretive center and museum which shows the history of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
207 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We visited the Chateau during a trip to Theodore Roosevelt national Park. It is near the South Unit of the park. There is a visitor center that shows a short video about the Marquis DeMores who built the Chateau in 1884. Then you drive a short distance to the Chateau which the Marquis describe as a hunting cabin. A 27... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The tour gave you a great feel for what life was like at Chateau de Mores. Loved the house! Loved the history that came to be the foundation of Medora.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Chateau de Mores State Historic Site also viewed

 

Been to Chateau de Mores State Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Chateau de Mores State Historic Site

Address: Medora, ND
Phone Number: 701-623-4355
Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Medora
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chateau de Mores State Historic Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?