Rails, Ranching and Riches: The Marquis de Mores in Dakota
This exhibit at the site’s interpretive center tells the story of the Marquis de Mores (1858-1896), a French nobleman and entrepreneur who, from 1883 to 1886, ran a cutting-edge meatpacking plant and other businesses in the town he named after his wife, Medora. His family’s 26-room summer home includes thousands of original artifacts. Featured is a smaller-scale refrigerator car, along with the Deadwood, an original stagecoach from the Marquis’s Deadwood and Medora Stage and Forwarding Company.
Emigrants from the Empires:
North Dakota’s Germans
September 19, 2012 through October 2014
(in the temporary exhibit gallery)
This exhibit investigates what it means to be German in North Dakota. Artifacts, photographs, and documents tell the story of who they are, how and why they emigrated, and how their culture and traditions still thrive in North Dakota.
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site Orientation Film
Take this opportunity to get a brief glimpse of the historic 26-room hunting cabin that is now known as the Chateau de Mores. Built on a bluff overlooking the town of Medora, find out more about why it was built and the grand visions that the Marquis de Mores had for Dakota Territory.
1/8 miles W and 1/8 miles S of
Medora Chimney Park -
west edge of Medora
De Mores Memorial Park -
downtown Medora, ND 58654
Winter hours start September 16, 9 am - 5 pm (MDT) Tuesday - Saturday.
Winter rates are ½ price which includes interpretive center galleries;
if a tour of the house is arranged admission is full price.
Contact Chateau de Mores:
phone: (701) 623-4355
fax: (701) 623-4921
phone: (701) 328-2666
fax: (701) 328-3710