Fort Buford State Historic Site

Fort Buford State Historic Site


Location:25 miles southwest of Williston, just off Highway 23.
Facilities:Historic fort and cemetery, museum/interpretive center, restrooms, picnic area, campground.
Activities:Interpretive programs about the frontier military and Fort Buford's role in the history of Dakota Territory.
Special Features:Fort Buford, built in 1866, was one of a number of military posts established to protect overland and river routes used by immigrants settling the West, but is best known as the location of Sitting Bull's surrender in 1881. Three of the fort's original buildings still stand: the stone powder magazine, wood-frame officers' quarters (in which the site's museum is located), and a wood-frame officer of the guard building.
Address:15349 39th Ln NW
Williston, ND 58801

Phone:701-572-9034
Web: www.state.nd.us/hist/buford/buford.htm

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The project will provide mixed-income housing for staff of Bethel Lutheran, the North Dakota Department of Transportation, State Highway Patrol, North Dakota Game and Fish, Fort Union National Historic Site, Fort Buford State Historic Site and the City of Williston.
Two miles away, Fort Buford State Historic Site, an 1866 military supply depot, features a museum and annual reenactment, a picnic area and a campground (www.

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