Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

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Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site ,
15550 Highway 1804,
Williston, ND
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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.

Beginning October 9, 2023 through March 30, 2024, Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site’s winter hours will be:

Monday-Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday-Sunday: OPEN 9:00 – 5:00 Central Time

Visitors to Fort Union can enjoy a visit to the fort, outdoor exhibits, a museum, and the park’s store featuring Native American made items, reproduction fur trade era goods, a carefully curated selection of books, and other merchandise.

Admission and parking are free.

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All Features

  • Activities
    • Self-guided Tours
  • Availability
    • Open Year 'Round,
    • Seasonal
  • Facility Amenities
    • Restrooms,
    • Trails
  • General Information
    • Family-Friendly,
    • Free Admission
  • Group & Meeting Information
    • Advance Reservations Required for Groups,
    • Accommodates Tour Groups
  • Location
    • Countryside
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible Entrance,
    • Dirt/Crushed,
    • Partially Paved,
    • Passenger Drop-off/Pick-up,
    • Paved,
    • Wheelchair-accessible Parking,
    • Wheelchair-accessible Restrooms,
    • Wheelchair-accessible Seating
  • Parking
    • Parking Lot

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Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

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