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Fort Abercrombie

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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
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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
Ogilvie, Minnesota
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Jul 29, 2018
“Following our Great Great Grandfather’s Journey. ”
Jul 11, 2018
“We will return!”
This fort was built in 1858 to defend the Northwestern Frontier in the Siege of 1862.
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935 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND 58001
+1 701-553-8513
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: May 2016
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

Date of experience: May 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2015
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank TheProf06
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