Things To Know Before You Come
FORT UNION HOURS & INFORMATION
The park operates on Central Daylight Standard Time.
Park grounds are mostly accessible to wheel chairs, but there are some stairs. A ramp to the Bourgeois House Visitor Center will be installed on request and parking lot shuttle service is available for visitors who have difficulty walking. Please have a member of your party contact the ranger at the Visitor Center desk. Video program includes closed captions and narration. A hands-on exhibit of animal pelts is available.
Travelers should be aware of the potential for violent thunderstorms in the summer and the possibility of blizzard conditions in the winter.
There are no concessions on site, during special events limited concessions are available only.
There is no camping available on site. Fort Buford State Historic Site which is 2 miles east of Fort Union has primitive camping available.
Did You Know?
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.