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Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site - Exhibits

Beyond the Boundaries: The History of Fort Abercrombie
Permanent Exhibit
As the “Gateway to the Dakotas,” Fort Abercrombie guarded vital transportation routes and served as an important supply point for military campaigns into the Dakota Territory of the 1860s. This exhibit at the interpretive center features this history, including the fort’s role in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. It includes a mountain howitzer, uniforms, and equipment like those used by soldiers at the fort.


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35 miles south of Fargo
County Hwy-22
Abercrombie, ND 58001
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May 25 - Sept. 2
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

Site grounds with outdoor interpretive signs open year-round.

Contact Fort Abercrombie:
phone: 701.553.8513

Contact SHSND:
phone: 701.328.2666
fax: 701.328.3710
email: history@nd.gov