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Fort Buford State Historic Site

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Address: 15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801-8677
Phone Number: (701) 572-9034
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Guide was very informative

We weren't sure to go when we arrived at the fort. We went to the main house which was where the staff were. We got a guided tour and the young man was very good. The fort has a a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't sure to go when we arrived at the fort. We went to the main house which was where the staff were. We got a guided tour and the young man was very good. The fort has a a lot of history and worth the stop.

Thank StringsMama
Claremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Not much is left of the original buildings but is full of history. The staff was well versed in the history and other local/time period information. Close to fort Union and Yellowstone confluence and easy to view. Can't imagine being there in 1870's or arriving via paddle boat.

Thank Michael A
Westchester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Site where Sitting Bull was said to have surrendered to federal troops back in 1881.Originally built to protect river and overland routes used by immigrants. Helpful staff and interesting displays.

Thank 44statesandcounting
Duncannon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Upon entering you will see a no smoking sign with N ashtray and alongside a spittoon. Kind of neat for the history buff. Anyway as you walk through the site you will see the old buildings ans sites that once housed the troops and officers. A cannon still stays to protect the fort. Nice picnic area and the site offers... More 

Thank kcreig
Hartford, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Not a whole lot here to see. The guides were pretty good, the exhibits interesting. You can get a combo ticket for this and the Confluence Interpretive Center, so worth it to do both.

Thank mom57033
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Considering the significant history associated with Fort Buford (including Sitting Bull's surrender) we were surprised that it wasn't a national historic site. Happily, North Dakota does a tremendous job with its state historic sites, much better than other states. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, particularly because there were two interpreters on hand to give us tours and provide terrific information.... More 

Thank Photobug4727
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Unless you are a real history buff, you can pass this place up. We both felt the same emotion: is this all there is?

Thank Pixelpanderer
Corporal9, Manager at Fort Buford State Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we are sorry you feel this way. Perhaps you did not see all the nature on our walking trail or visit the cemetery. Even so thank you for coming to visit. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Such a great place to take your family and see a piece of History! Part of the Fort is the original and the stories the employees tell will make you feel like you were there when the Fort was operational and the Indians and buffalo roamed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Day trip during the week with husband. The guide was awesome, friendly, and made your visit 10 times more enjoyable. Was able to take our time, no rushing, able to ask questions. If your in the area please stop!!

1 Thank Sahmane10
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

It's always interesting to see hear and almost feel history. Looking at the antiques and hearing about history we love but I don't think my kids would have enjoyed this much but some kids really get into history. Wyatt the employee on duty was very educated and had lots of stories and excitement about the site. If you're in the... More 

1 Thank JACKIE H

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