Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site Facilities

MUSEUMS

Trade House

Open

Memorial Day through Labor Day 10:00am to 5:45pm Central Time

Location

Located on the fort grounds, immediately inside the front gate.

Closures

Fort is closed for Winter holidays

Exhibits

This accurately reconstructed trade house is staffed by a ranger dressed as a fur trader of the 1850s. The trader presents interesting and informative programs on the history of the trading post and the complexities of the commercial and cultural exchange that took place here. The Reception Room is furnished in authentic 1850s style, and the Trade Room is stocked with historic replicas of the actual goods sold to the Native Americans during the post's operation.

VISITOR CENTERS

Bourgeois House

Open

Open All Year

Summer (Memorial Day thru Labor Day) 8:00am to 8:00pm Central Time

Winter (Labor Day until Memorial Day) 9:00am to 5:30pm Central Time

Phone

701 572 9083

Location

Located within the fort grounds.

Closures

Visitor Center is closed for Winter holidays.

Exhibits

Life at Fort Union Trading Post, from 1828 to 1867. Exhibits and video slide program (includes closed captions), including a hands-on fur exhibit.

Available Facilities

Cooperating association store with books and reproduction trade goods, restrooms, water fountain, beverage and snack vending.

Trade House

Open

Memorial Day through Labor Day 10:00am to 5:45pm Central Time

Location

Located on the fort grounds, immediately inside the south front gate.

Closures

Fort is closed for Winter holidays

Exhibits

This accurately reconstructed trade house is staffed by a ranger dressed as a fur trader of the 1850s. The trader presents interesting and informative programs on the history of the trading post and the difference of the commercial and cultural exchange that took place here. The Reception Room is furnished to look like it did in 1850s, and the Trade Room is stocked with historic replicas of the actual goods sold to the Native Americans during the post's operation.

Available Facilities

Cooperating association store with books and reproduction trade goods, restrooms, water fountain, beverage and snack vending

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