Lewis and Clark Trail Homestead Museum

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Northwest
102 Indiana Ave. E., Alexander, ND

Alexander's Lewis and Clark Trail Homestead Museum

The homesteader's museum in Alexander is situated along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Many of the displayed items have come from the townspeople and those in surrounding areas. The museum opened in 1969 and exhibits a wonderful collection of homesteader family heirlooms, as well as antique photographs, relics, rare and unusual pieces, buffalo coats, furniture, implements, tractors, stagecoaches, vehicles, and much more. The items are housed in the impressive original three story schoolhouse built in 1914 and additional historical outbuildings which outline the campus. A recent notable event is the addition of several petrified stumps displayed on the front lawn. These stumps were unearthed in the process of redirecting Highway 85 to the west of town and are newly located at the museum. The petrified stumps are estimated to be 60 million years old. They are unique to western North Dakota and make a great addition to the museum's collection.

Before you leave, treat yourself to a specialty drink inside the Charbonneau School building at James Gang Java which is centrally located on the campus.

Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Top Features
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Other
All Features
Availability
  • Dates of Operation: Memorial-Labor Day: Mon-Sat 10-8 and Sunday 1-6pm
Cost of Admission
  • Free Admission
Discounts
  • Other: Everyone is welcome!
Facility Amenities
  • Historic Marker
General Information
  • Hours of Operation: Friday by appointment.
Guest Information
  • Family-Friendly
Location
  • Downtown