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Press Release - State Historic Sites Summer Season Begins May 16

Contact: Diane Rogness or Fern Swenson 701.328.2666

State Historic Sites Summer Season Begins May 16

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s state historic sites operated by the State Historical Society of North Dakota will open or expand hours for the summer season on May 16, 2014, and continue through September 15. State historic sites opening for the season include Gingras Trading Post near Walhalla; Fort Abercrombie and its interpretive center near Fargo and Wahpeton; Fort Clark Trading Post near Washburn; and Whitestone Hill near Kulm.

Additional historic sites will expand their hours for the summer season. These include the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile site near Cooperstown; the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, part of Fort Buford near Williston; the Chateau and the interpretive center at the Chateau de Mores site near Medora; Fort Totten near Devils Lake; and the Former Governors’ Mansion and Camp Hancock in Bismarck. Also expanding its hours is the Pembina State Museum.

Summer hours for state historic sites:
Camp Hancock, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. CDT Friday – Sunday
Chateau de Mores, 8:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m. last tickets sold at 5:30 p.m. MDT Daily
Former Governor’s Mansion, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, noon – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday CDT
Fort Abercrombie, 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. CDT Daily
Fort Buford, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. CDT Daily
Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. CDT Daily
Fort Totten, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT Daily
Gingras Trading Post, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT Daily
Pembina State Museum, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday CDT
Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. CDT Daily
Fort Clark and Whitestone Hill do not have set hours, but are open during daylight hours.

The State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck is open year round, Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about summer hours and a schedule of programs at the sites, contact the State Historical Society at 701.328.2666 or visit

Membership in the SHSND Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting the programs and activities of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, provides free admission to all state historic sites and additional benefits.

For more information, contact the State Historical Society at 701.328.3575 or visit

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