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Fort Abercrombie

935 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND 58001
+1 701-553-8513
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Truly enjoyed this fort. Lots of interesting information on the fort and the On-A-Slant Indian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maryc56358
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Ogilvie, Minnesota
Nice park, perfect for a walk...

This park includes the site of Fort Abercrombie, the first military installation in North Dakota... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Bart J
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Kansas City, Missouri
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This fort was built in 1858 to defend the Northwestern Frontier in the Siege of 1862.
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  • Average5%
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935 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND 58001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly enjoyed this fort. Lots of interesting information on the fort and the On-A-Slant Indian village. Would recommend this stop to anyone looking to further their knowledge of the different Indian tribes and of course Custer and the cavalry.

Thank maryc56358
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

This park includes the site of Fort Abercrombie, the first military installation in North Dakota. The site includes a good museum (payment required) and the property of the fort (free access). There are a number of markers that explain the structures that were once there,...More

Thank Bart J
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Driving down the highway I saw a sign for a fort. Thinking it was an odd location for one, I decided to take the approximately 5 mile detour off the highway and check it out. The visitor center is clean and the staff was quick...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Fort Abercrombie was established in 1858. The state historical site includes one original building and two replica blockhouses. There is a museum in the visitor center with artifacts that were found at the fort. The $8 fee includes a visit to the museum and a...More

Thank Carole B
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Upon learning that Fort Abercombie was the first fort built in the Dakota Territory, I decided to investigate it. Though just a few of the buildings have been reconstructed, the signage gives a very good understanding of the purpose of the fort, location and design...More

Thank nwnative44
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

We arrived almost at closing time on a weekday but Lenny, a superb historian, took time after hours to walk us through the great museum exhibits and explain the amazing history of this place. We learned about the life of fort soldiers and also the...More

Thank MNDoodles
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

I went to Fort Abercrombie on a sunday this 2015. Google maps showed fort abercrombie state park and I thought there would be a real big state park. HOwever after I reached there I found the main attraction is the fort areas. Well, they have...More

Thank Raihan K
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Fort Abercrombie is a 30 minute drive, south, from Fargo. You can do a self-guided tour ($5 )or a tour via golf cart ($8) by the staff. Lenny as a guide was amazing!! One of the best tours I've been on. It lasted about 45-50...More

Thank TheProf06
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

to visit new visitor Center and go at a leisurely pace. Staff very knowledgeable, if you enjoy great artifacts and local history plan a visit.

Thank cjbphd
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

The first established fort in the area, next closest was Alexandria, MN. They have a new visitor center with great artifacts and history, some new quilts too. The grounds are spacious and you get the feel of the encampment along the Red River of the...More

Thank Veinurse
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