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Fort Buford State Historic Site

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Interesting site

Not very much to actually see here but to hear the history is worth the visit. Lot of history here... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Randall H
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Life was tough on the prairie

This fort will always be famous because it was here that Sitting Bull surrendered to end the... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
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15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801-8677
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fort is only open between Memorial Day and Labor Day, so there was no activity while we were there. We could see the outside of several buildings, but most of the fort has not been reconstructed. The cemetery is very interesting as most of...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Not very much to actually see here but to hear the history is worth the visit. Lot of history here with Sitting Bull stories as told by our excellent docent Arch. $5 gets you admission to hear all about it and admission to the river...More

Thank Randall H
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Was informed about this place by someone at the Yellowstone Confluence interpretive center mentioned that it wasn't too far and included in the price of visiting the center. Drove to Fort Buford. It was a short drive. Wandered around a bit, most of the buildings...More

Thank wewhynot
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This fort will always be famous because it was here that Sitting Bull surrendered to end the Indian wars. Not much left here now- do visit Confluence Center almost next door- same ticket for both

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We stopped at the cemetery on our way to the powder magazine. What a unique and one of a kind cemetery that was. The inscriptions on the headstones actually told what the individual died from, i.e., murdered, alcholism, killed by indians, suicide.

Thank DianeSt-Louis
Reviewed 1 June 2018

A small fort but it places an important part in history - Sitting Bull surrendered his gun to the Army. The main building houses history about the army as well some info about Sitting Bull. One of the guides (Arch) tells a really good story....More

Thank srodday
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.

Thank Darin J
Reviewed 21 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!!

Thank Thedakotakid
Reviewed 14 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

Thank noworries2000
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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James B
24 July 2018|
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Response from DianeSt-Louis | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I took so long to reply. In Williston a MUST SEE place is Fort Union - we were there for the Festival in June - a great piece of American history. Also, we visited Fort Buford which is very close to Fort Union. The... More