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Fort Buford State Historic Site

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Address: 15349 39th Lane NW, Williston, ND 58801
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+1 701-572-9034
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Very good tour

While most of the fort is gone the remaining buildings give you a small peak into what life was like for soldiers living in a fort. There are some real interesting items in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 14, 2016
Gene S
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Culbertson, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

If you do nothing else, stop by the cemetery. The headstones are unique and identify the causes of death...which are interesting from a historical standpoint and also socially. The rebuilt barracks are awesome also

Thank 2chipper
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

While most of the fort is gone the remaining buildings give you a small peak into what life was like for soldiers living in a fort. There are some real interesting items in the buildings and the folks giving the tour point these out and give the complete history. It's just a shame that so much of this place has... More 

Thank Gene S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We thought there would be more there. Had to travel a distance to find 3 buildings. No one was around to even let us know what was there. Very small location.

Thank janelle h
Oxford, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The flip side to Fort Union - based on the military rather than commerce. Loved choosing the bugle calls from the display. And you can stand where Sitting Bull surrendered

Thank headingtonroadrunner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

By itself, unless you are a historian, Fort Buford is a two star to a three star visit. But given its close proximity to Fort Union (less than two miles) and the Confluence Center (just two blocks away), a combined visit becomes a triptych of 20th century history indulgence.

Thank Raymond N
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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