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Fort Union Trading Post

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Fort Union

this was the first place I took my wife when she got to Williston, had a really good time and... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2015
Williston, North Dakota
Park in Montana & walk to the Fort in North Dakota..so cool!

One of the cool things about this fort is that its located in North Dakota, whilst its parking lot... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2015
Miami, Florida
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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...more
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15550 Highway 1804, Williston, ND 58801-8680
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

this was the first place I took my wife when she got to Williston, had a really good time and enjoyed going to the Rendevous

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Reviewed June 15, 2015

One of the cool things about this fort is that its located in North Dakota, whilst its parking lot some feet away, is in Montana. You get out the car in the Montana parking lot and walk towards the fort and you come across a...More

3  Thank Sandy305
Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very cool reconstructed fort on the Yellowstone River. The fort is in extremely good shape and tells a story of the unsettled west. There were several park rangers available to answer questions about the fort and the surrounding areas. I had no idea it existed...More

1  Thank Doug S
Reviewed June 4, 2015

This remote post in north west North Dakota is a non-tactical post. The winds blow across the plain with little to slow or stop them. The trading tribes would set up camp outside the walls and business done within. An interesting (and desolate) place to...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2015

Fort Union Trading Post was once the most important trading location in the Far West during the opening of the fur industry. It's hard to image, but steamboats made it all the way to this site. The post has been lovingly restored to its original...More

2  Thank Randy L
Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a nice couple hour stop along the highway west. It was very informative on a piece of the history of the American West. A good place to stretch your legs and learn a few things.

1  Thank DGoat
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Went to the Fort with my wife. The staff was AWSOME and the scenery was great. Every one should visit these places. It what keeps the history alive. The Fort has been reconstructed very well and gives each visitor a glimps into the past.

2  Thank Maynard G
Reviewed January 30, 2015

I did a solo ND tour in February a number of years back and this was the furthest point north I went to. it was interesting to see the sites just as spring was about set to come on, there was some snow on the...More

1  Thank Troy Z
Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fort Union is a little out of the way so I think it gets missed by many. This is really something to see. The fort is accurately reconstructed to reproduce the original Fort Union of the early 1800's. You can really go back in time...More

1  Thank mick s
Reviewed October 6, 2014

I have read a book regarding The North West Mounted Police in which they mentioned this Trading Post and was thrilled to visit it.The staff were very helpful.I especially enjoyed how the artifacts are kept and would love to see a re-enactment.

1  Thank Lawrence R
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Megan C
August 15, 2018|
Response from Darin J | Reviewed this property |
I would give it at least a couple of hours. I thinks you could give a day to everything in the area.
Lindsay J
March 30, 2018|
Response from Beautiful_Badlands | Reviewed this property |
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