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Fort Buford State Historic Site

15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801-8677
+1 701-572-9034
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Interesting Piece of History

Sitting Bull surrendered here and there is a great deal of historical significance to the place... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Federal Way, Washington
What a history!

This outpost was legendary for its rugged lifestyle. Visit the cemetery to see how soldiers died... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Wilton, North Dakota
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15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801-8677
+1 701-572-9034
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sitting Bull surrendered here and there is a great deal of historical significance to the place that is well worth hearing about. Very few of the original buildings are still standing, but what is there is worth visiting. Stroll the grounds, take in the short...More

Thank noworries2000
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This outpost was legendary for its rugged lifestyle. Visit the cemetery to see how soldiers died -- murder, drunk, suicide, drowned, etc.

Thank Beautiful_Badlands
Reviewed 25 September 2017

If you stand on the prairie and look at the buildings and the little cemetery that are still here, you get a true feeling for just how remote this fort was.. Yes, it is almost all the way to Canada and yes, Sitting Bull came...More

Thank Monica58860
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We had looked forward to visiting the Fort where Sitting Bull surrendered, but found that is was officially closed just after Labor Day. I happened to notice that you could call and ask for a private tour. So I called and a gentleman named Arch...More

Thank J-W
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

At one point this was a large complex with 1000 inhabitants and 100 buildings. Fortunately, the commandants residence has survived and has been restored. In this structure us where Sitting Bull finally surrendered by having his young son give his fathers rifle to the "white...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This small collection of buildings no longer resembles the massive fort that was here in the 1890s. What made this a 5 was the two excellent and passionate guides. The first knew, at the level of reciting, the Sitting Bull history. The second took us...More

Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

There wasn't a lot of the Fort left to see, but we had a fun and interesting visit. The tour guides, especially Arch, were very informative and extremely entertaining and made the visit a worthwhile experience.

Thank EJW3
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The original fort was small and walled. The current fort closed in 1895 was much larger and not walled. A few buildings remain and the docent does a fair job of explaining the fort's evolution. The soldiers buried in the cemetery were moved to Little...More

Thank Barb W
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We arrived at the beginning of the summer season so there was a docent to give a tour of the restored main building. Good exhibits demonstrating how the soldiers lived at this frontier fort (also the site of the surrender of Sitting Bull). The cemetery...More

Thank Gene K
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I visited the Friday before Memorial Day, and the site formally opens on Memorial Day. I was the only visitor. The grounds and buildings were well preserved. If you go there take the walk to the cemetery as I thought it was the most interesting...More

Thank Ronald A T
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