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Fort Mandan State Historic Site

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Visitors can step back in time at the reconstructed Fort Mandan, a fully furnished, full-size replica of the fort in which the Lewis and Clark Expedition overwintered in 1804-1805. Their time here was characterized by the hospitality of the Mandan and Hidatsa peoples. In fact, this is where they met and built friendships with such important figures as Sacagawea, Toussaint Charbonneau and Sheheke-Shote.

Many great learning experiences are available at Fort Mandan. Join one of the guided tours that depart at regular intervals throughout the day. Our interpretive staff is always on hand to bring the stories of that winter to life through programs on a wide array of related topics.

Exhibits in the Visitor Center reveal that winter in greater depth, while a children's play area allows young visitors to discover history with costumes, camp supplies, and more. Our museum store offers a great selection of souvenirs, beverages, and snacks.

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2576 8th Street Southwest
Washburn, ND 58577
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April 1-Sept. 30:
Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CT

Oct. 1-March 31

Contact Fort Mandan:
phone: 701.462.8535
email: lcic@nd.gov

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