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Fort Union Trading Post

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15550 Highway 1804, Williston, ND 58801-8680
+1 701-572-9083
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Remembering the Fur Trade

Historical site that has been rebuilt to show some of the early business ventures in the US that... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2018
Darin J
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Great history and amazing views!!

Love the history vibes and friendly staff!! Also you can wander around a little bit and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
Olenka Z
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The Grandest Fort on the Upper Missouri River Between 1828 and 1867, Fort Union was the most important fur trade post on the Upper Missouri River. Here, the Assiniboine and six other Northern Plains Indian Tribes exchanged buffalo robes and smaller furs for goods from around the world, including cloth, guns, blankets, and beads. A bastion of peaceful coexistence, the post annually traded over 25,000 buffalo robes and $100,000 in merchandise.
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15550 Highway 1804, Williston, ND 58801-8680
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

Historical site that has been rebuilt to show some of the early business ventures in the US that included the indigenous peoples. The fur trade was not just between the companies and frontiersman such as Jim Bridger or Kit Carson. These companies did business with...More

Thank Darin J
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

Love the history vibes and friendly staff!! Also you can wander around a little bit and enjoy the fresh air and the river

1  Thank Olenka Z
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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

Learned quite a few things and it's such a nice clean location. The little store is nice and has alot of neat little trinkets. The lady that talked with us in the trader area was so into her role and very knowledable. Will definetly return.

2  Thank Maggie2275
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

It's an amazing reconstruction of what would be considered a "shopping mall" for 1800-era tribes, trappers, and traders. History comes alive when an event is underway. The re-enactors are very skilled historians.

2  Thank Beautiful_Badlands
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Attended the rendevous at Fort Union. Tepees in the area surrounding the fort. Actors in period clohing demonstrating life during the 1800s. Excellnt history lesson for us all.

2  Thank Julie K
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

Fort Union is a surprisingly beautiful site on the North Dakota/Montana border. It is out of the way, but definitely worth the trip. It has been lovingly restored with a lot of history contained within its walls.

1  Thank gawildcats
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

We are so glad we made the effort to travel 500 miles and see this wonderfully restored trading post. Even though there are no live re enactors now (they stopped on Labor Day), we had no problem with getting information and finding our way thru...More

2  Thank Monica58860
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

It wa a cold, rainy, miserable day when we went to Fort Union, but we did enjoy what we saw. The ranger is the main building was so kind to explain the significance of the fort and show us a few short videos in regards...More

1  Thank J-W
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Great place to take a picture on the state lines between ND and MT (that's in the parking lot). Fort union itself is wonderfully recreated. Grateful to be able to go in main house, lookout tower and trading room. Video in small visitor center was...More

1  Thank Karin Q
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Fort Union Trading Post National Site North Dakota/ Montana Located on the border of North Dakota and Montana, Union Trading Post a National Historic Site operated from 1828-1867 as the dominate post in the American fur trading system on the upper Missouri. The ranger interpreter...More

2  Thank J4714XBjamess
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Lindsay J
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If you can, plan your trip through Fort Union during a weekend rendezvous when "traders, trappers and explorers" congregate to "do business." That's June 14-17. It's the best time to make a deal with the "traders" on... More
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