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Fort Union Trading Post

15550 Highway 1804, Williston, ND 58801-8680
+1 701-572-9083
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Visit here during events

It's an amazing reconstruction of what would be considered a "shopping mall" for 1800-era tribes... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Wilton, North Dakota
Great history and wonderful re-enactment

Attended the rendevous at Fort Union. Tepees in the area surrounding the fort. Actors in period... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Julie K
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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
+1 701-572-9083
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Reviewed 5 November 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.

Thank Beautiful_Badlands
Reviewed 4 October 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.

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 26 September 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.

Thank gawildcats
Reviewed 25 September 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

Thank Monica58860
Reviewed 17 September 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

Thank J-W
Reviewed 16 September 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

Thank Karin Q
Reviewed 1 September 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

Thank J4714XBjamess
Reviewed 30 August 2017 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 22 August 2017

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 17 August 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
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