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.

Fort Abercrombie

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Share
Review Highlights
Following our Great Great Grandfather’s Journey.

My wife’s Great Great Grandfather and Great Grandfather was on the Fisk wagon train in 1862, her... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Culture458550
via mobile
We will return!

Truly enjoyed this fort. Lots of interesting information on the fort and the On-A-Slant Indian... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
maryc56358
,
Ogilvie, Minnesota
Read all 22 reviews
21
All photos (21)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“red river”(3 reviews)
“north dakota”(4 reviews)
About
This fort was built in 1858 to defend the Northwestern Frontier in the Siege of 1862.
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Contact
935 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND 58001
Website
+1 701-553-8513
Call
Reviews (22)
Filter reviews
22 results
Traveler rating
12
8
2
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
12
8
2
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews red river visitor center north dakota knowledge carts parts life museum park
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a short drive , you can see a fort. It doesn't take to much of your time. It is a well kept area. Wish there were more buildings to explore. But what is there is great.

Thank FarNorthMinnesota
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

My wife’s Great Great Grandfather and Great Grandfather was on the Fisk wagon train in 1862, her Great Great Grandfather was 47 years old and her Great Grandfather was 13, that stopped at Fort Abercrombie. Thinking back these Pioneer’s that traveled cross country were truly...More

1  Thank Culture458550
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Truly enjoyed this fort. Lots of interesting information on the fort and the On-A-Slant Indian village. Would recommend this stop to anyone looking to further their knowledge of the different Indian tribes and of course Custer and the cavalry.

Thank maryc56358
Reviewed June 5, 2017

This park includes the site of Fort Abercrombie, the first military installation in North Dakota. The site includes a good museum (payment required) and the property of the fort (free access). There are a number of markers that explain the structures that were once there,...More

Thank Bart J
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Driving down the highway I saw a sign for a fort. Thinking it was an odd location for one, I decided to take the approximately 5 mile detour off the highway and check it out. The visitor center is clean and the staff was quick...More

1  Thank Moonrover2004
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Fort Abercrombie was established in 1858. The state historical site includes one original building and two replica blockhouses. There is a museum in the visitor center with artifacts that were found at the fort. The $8 fee includes a visit to the museum and a...More

Thank Carole B
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Upon learning that Fort Abercombie was the first fort built in the Dakota Territory, I decided to investigate it. Though just a few of the buildings have been reconstructed, the signage gives a very good understanding of the purpose of the fort, location and design...More

Thank nwnative44
Reviewed September 9, 2015

We arrived almost at closing time on a weekday but Lenny, a superb historian, took time after hours to walk us through the great museum exhibits and explain the amazing history of this place. We learned about the life of fort soldiers and also the...More

Thank MNDoodles
Reviewed August 28, 2015

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...More

Thank Raihan K
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...More

Thank TheProf06
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
AmericInn by Wyndham Wahpeton
69 reviews
11.82 miles away
Knights Inn Wahpeton
99 reviews
11.90 miles away
Rodeway Inn
24 reviews
13.43 miles away
Select Inn of Breckenridge
34 reviews
14.50 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
Fort Saloon
8 reviews
.52 miles away
El Toro Mexican Restaurant
44 reviews
13.56 miles away
The Wilkin
68 reviews
14.05 miles away
Prantes Fine Dining
44 reviews
12.23 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all nearby attractions
Chahinkapa Zoo
68 reviews
13.19 miles away
Bagg Bonanza Farm
14 reviews
15.02 miles away
World's Largest Prairie Chicken
33 reviews
21.01 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Fort Abercrombie staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines