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Fort Union Trading Post Site

15550 Hwy 1804, Williston, North Dakota 58801 USA

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Opens Fri 8a
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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“a bastion of peaceful coexistence”

From 1828-1867 Fort Union was the most important fur trading post on the Upper Missouri. Here, seven Northern Plains Indian Tribes, including the Assiniboine, traded buffalo robes and other furs for goods such as cloth, guns, blankets and beads. This fort was a bastion of peaceful coexistence, annually trading over 25,000 buffalo robes and $100,000 of merchandise.

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Reviewed by
meghanbartz

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 02, 2015
Rated 5.0

The Fort is amazing, I was transported into the past. I walked into every open door, read every sign, stared at the walkway entrance and even checked to see if the door to the beautiful house would open. Guess what, it does. It is a fascinating place to learn about our history. It is very peaceful.

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Jay

  • 14 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0

Its a long drive but for a historic stop it was worth it. Rangers were great with the kids. Its a very different fort from what we are used to seeing in that it was designed for trade not defense.

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Fort Union Trading Post Site

15550 Hwy 1804
Williston, North Dakota
58801 USA

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