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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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Protecting the Area

A fort constructed in 1867 from the materials of Fort Union which had been in the area since the... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Darin J
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Love the history!!

I love history and love taking my kids to anything that involves history. Live events are offered... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Thedakotakid
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Williston, North Dakota
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15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801-8677
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

A fort constructed in 1867 from the materials of Fort Union which had been in the area since the late 1820's. This included protecting settlers and miners and overall US interests in the northern plains. Wonderful place for families to visit.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I love history and love taking my kids to anything that involves history. Live events are offered once in a while and are SO fun and well done. I love every chance I have to get here!!

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

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

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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 TrevorD628
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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
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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
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