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Historic Sites in North Dakota


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Alfred Dickey Public Library
Alfred Dickey Public Library
Historic Site in Jamestown, ND USA

Historic building Jamestown's historic Alfred Dickey Public Library was built in 1918 in the Egyptian style popular at the time. The oak furnishings, decorative columns and stained glass windows all contribute to the building's beauty. On the National Register of Historic Places.


Basilica of St. James
Basilica of St. James
Historic Site in Jamestown, ND USA

Only Basilica in North Dakota The only Basilica in North Dakota and one of less than 60 minor Basilicas in the US. Built in 1914, this stunning American gothic-style church was assigned a basilica because of its antiquity, dignity, and historical importance.

Bonanzaville, USA
Bonanzaville, USA
Historic Site in West Fargo, ND USA

Museum and historic village in Fargo. Museum and historic village. Self-guided tour of 40 buildings includes authentic log cabins, schoolhouse, church, train depot and mansion. Automobile, tractor and airplane collections.

Camp Hancock State Historic Site
Camp Hancock State Historic Site
Historic Site in Bismarck, ND USA

Camp Creeley used to protect the Northern Pacific Railroad. Military post established as Camp Creeley in 1872 to protect the Northern Pacific Railroad. Log headquarters serve as an interpretive museum for artifacts and historical information.

Chateau de Mores State Historic Site
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site
Historic Site in Medora, ND USA

Historic house. This 26-room, two-story frame building was built in 1883 as the summer residence of the Marquis' family. The chateau is now a historic house museum.


Double Ditch Indian Village State Historic Site
Double Ditch Indian Village State Historic Site
Historic Site in Bismarck, ND USA

Ruins of Mandan Indian earthlodge village. Ruins of Mandan Indian earthlodge village believed to have been inhabited for nearly 300 years until 1781. Remains of earthlodges, refuse mounds and the fortification ditches are clearly discernible.

Flags Across America & Veterans' Memorial
Flags Across America & Veterans' Memorial
Historic Site in Jamestown, ND USA

Located at Fort Seward Historical Site Flags Across America is a 30 foot by 60 foot United States Flag on a 130 foot flag pole. The Flag's purpose is to boost patriotism, unite citizens, and build greater respect for our national symbol. A new Veterans' Memorial on the site provides a venue for reflection.

Former Governor's Mansion State Historic Site
Former Governor's Mansion State Historic Site
Historic Site in Bismarck, ND USA

Former Governor's Mansion Two-and-a-half story, restored Victorian house and a newly restored carriage house. Constructed in 1884, it housed 21 chief executives between 1893 and 1960. First floor ADA accessible.

Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Historic Site in Abercrombie, ND USA

Gateway to the Dakota Frontier Site preserves the first U.S. Military post in ND. Post was used from 1857 to 1878 as the gateway to the Dakota Frontier.


Fort Clark State Historic Site
Fort Clark State Historic Site
Historic Site in Stanton, ND USA

See forts and more at Fort Clark. Fort Clark was built in 1830-31 by the American Fur Company to serve a Mandan Indian earthlodge village built on the site in 1822. The site contains foundations of fort structures.

Fort Mandan Historic Site and Headwaters
Fort Mandan Historic Site and Headwaters
Historic Site in Washburn, ND USA

Winter home of L&C Fort Mandan is the reconstructed winter home of the Lewis & Clark Expedition in 1804-1805.

Fort Seward Interpretive Center
Fort Seward Interpretive Center
Historic Site in Jamestown, ND USA

Home of Fort Seward's 20th Infantry View the wide expanse that once housed an active fort. See a scale model of the entire fort site and enjoy artifacts found during archaeological digs. Living history actors from Fort Seward’s 20th Infantry featured one weekend each year. Check for dates.

Fort Totten State Historic Site
Fort Totten State Historic Site
Historic Site in Fort Totten, ND USA

Historic Site near Fort Totten This site preserves a military post built in 1867 and used continuously as a military reservation until 1890 when it became a boarding school for Indian children. Original buildings house museum exhibits.

Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site
Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site
Historic Site in Walhalla, ND USA

Historic site in Walhalla. Between 1843 and 1873, this house and store, owned by Antoine B. Gingras, served the Metis community of St. Joseph. Buildings are the oldest standing structures built by Euro-Americans in North Dakota.

Historic Franklin School
Historic Franklin School
Historic Site in Jamestown, ND USA

Listed on National Register of Historic Places Oldest remaining school house in Jamestown. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Famous writer, Louis L’Amour, attended this school. Three floors and basement have been fully restored and renovated. Handicap accessible. Self-guided tour available.

North Dakota State Capitol Building
North Dakota State Capitol Building
Historic Site in Bismarck, ND USA

Skyscraper on the Prairie The 19-story, Art Deco building was constructed in 1933 for $2 million and contains unique woods and materials from many stated and countries. The Capitol building in Bismarck is nicknamed the "Skyscraper on the Prairie.

Camp Atchison State Historic Site
Camp Atchison State Historic Site
Historic Site in Binford, ND USA

1863 Sibley Expedition Camp. Site marks the location of 1863 Sibley Expedition camp. The site, which contains a memorial marker, was garrisoned by 1,000 soldiers.

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
Historic Site in Williston, ND USA

Fort and more. The prinicipal fur trading post of the American Fur Company on the upper Missouri River. Served Assiniboine, Crow, Cree, Ojibway, Hidatsa and Blackfeet tribes.

Lake Jessie State Historic Site
Lake Jessie State Historic Site
Historic Site in Binford, ND USA

Nicollet-Fremont Expedition Campsite of Nicollet-Fremont Expedition in 1839, Isaac I. Stevens railroad survey party in the 1850's and James L. Fisk wagon trains to Montana gold fields.


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