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Address: 935 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND 58001
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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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Great History of the Highway

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 31, 2016
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168 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 to welcome me with a smile. I was given a brief history on the fort... More 

Thank Moonrover2004
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 tour of the grounds on a golf cart with an interpreter. The staff tell the... More 

Thank Carole B
Salem, Oregon
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66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 of the buildings and the staff assigned there.

Thank nwnative44
Stillwater, Minnesota
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252 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 Native Americans living in the area. It's hard to imagine in our modern world with... More 

Thank MNDoodles
Fargo, North Dakota
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the museum and you can visit the museum with 8 dollar ticket and you get... More 

Thank Raihan K
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140 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank TheProf06
Bradenton, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank cjbphd
North Dakota
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Veinurse
Christine, North Dakota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Ken K
Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Danny U

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