• View of Fort Union Trading Post NHS from Bodmer Overlook

    Fort Union Trading Post

    National Historic Site MT,ND

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Bourgeois House at Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site.

The distinctive red-roofed Bourgeois House and visitor center at Fort Union Trading Post flies a red, white, and blue flag of the American Fur Company. A reproduction Red River cart sits in the foreground.

A National Park Service photograph taken by Student Conservation Association (SCA) intern Emily Sunblade.

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site and its visitor center in the Bourgeois House are open daily throughout the year except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Days. The Trade House, including the trade room and the clerk's office, is open seasonally. For directions to the park and detailed information about its open hours, fees, accessibility, and more that will assist you with planning a trip, click on the links in the navigation sidebar to the left.

Did You Know?

George Catlin - Fort Union, Mouth of the Yellowstone River, 2000 Miles above St. Louis.

During George Catlin's trip up the Missouri River in 1832 he visited Fort Union Trading Post and the Knife River Indian Villages. On this trip he put to pen the idea which became the inspiration for the National Park System.