Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site

Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site


Location:.25 miles east of the town of Abercrombie, on Richland County Road 4.
Facilities:Museum, park pavilion, recreational facilities (on the east edge of the town of Abercrombie); historic fort (further east).
Activities:Informational markers, self-guided tours, brochures, museum exhibits and displays.
Special Features:Fort Abercrombie was the first US military post established in what was to become North Dakota and served as the gateway to several major travel routes into the Dakota frontier from 1857 to 1878. It was also the only post in the area to be besieged by Dakota (Sioux) warriors for more than six weeks during the Dakota conflict of 1862. The fort today is an outdoor museum consisting of a reconstructed palisade, two reconstructed blockhouses, the original guardhouse, a reconstructed cannon bastion, and several "ghosted" buildings.
Address:PO Box 148
Abercrombie, ND 58001

Phone:701-553-8513
Web: www.state.nd.us/HIST/abercrombie/abercrombie.html

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