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Fort Union Trading Post

15550 Highway 1804, Williston, ND 58801-8680
+1 701-572-9083
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Very Interesting

It wa a cold, rainy, miserable day when we went to Fort Union, but we did enjoy what we saw. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Worthwhile diversion off Route 2

Great place to take a picture on the state lines between ND and MT (that's in the parking lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
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15550 Highway 1804, Williston, ND 58801-8680
+1 701-572-9083
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank J-W
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Karin Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank J4714XBjamess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's s bit out of the way for some but it's worth the visit. Unfortunately, the fort has been rebuilt to its original style and layout but it's very original looking and has been duplicated quite well. When it was ordered to be dismantled the...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for "one more thing to do" while in North Dakota. We had taken the train to Williston and were on our way to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. We were on a northwestern road trip which included many Lewis & Clark sites. We...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

If you are traveling in the area this is a neat place to check the out. Learn about the history of the area, as well as the old way of life. They put on some awesome events.

Thank cranderson02
Reviewed August 16, 2017

My family stopped here on their way from Williston down to Teddy Roosevelt National Park. This small recreated fort is a really interesting and unique piece of American history - from being owned by John Jacob Astor to the fact that it was a fort...More

Thank kedalion1
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Take a step back and enjoy a day filled with history! Something for everyone to enjoy. Our children loved every second of their visit!

Thank Thedakotakid
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Well worth the trip, it is an interesting place to visit. As we entered we were greeted by a frontiersman, a ranger dressed in period costume, that stayed in character during our entire conversation. Telling us how his ship arrived, the length of his trip...More

Thank travelertoo2
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Going to a Fort that was used in the fur trade and having the staff share the knowledge of how the fort actually ran way back in it's day was terrific. The fort is located on the Montana/North Dakota boarder so we can step back...More

Thank Trevor D
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