Fort Union Trading Post

Picture at Fort Union

Address and Contact

Fort Union Trading Post NHS
15550 Hwy 1804
Williston, ND 58801

Phone

Headquarters 701-572-9083
Headquarters 701-572-7622
Shop 701-572-0233

Overview

John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company built Fort Union Trading Post in 1828 near the junction of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers in what is now North Dakota. In it's heyday, the post was a busy place and employed up to 100 people and all employees were funished board and lodging free of charge. It became the headquarters for trading bison hides and other furs with the Assiniboin Indians to the north, the Crow Indians on the upper Yellowstone and the Blackfeet who lived farther up the Missouri.

Getting There

Plane-Commercial flights are available through Williston ND and Sidney MT.

Car-Just off North Dakota State Highway 1804, 25 miles southwest of Williston ND and 24 miles northeast of Sidney MT.

Public Transportation

The parking lot provides ample space for school and tour buses.

Activities
Boating
Educational
Fishing
Hiking
Museums
Visitor Center
WaterSports
WinterSports
Wildlife Viewing

Commmunities and Related Links

Fort Union Web Site

Fort Union NPS Web Site

Williston


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