• View of Fort Union Trading Post NHS from Bodmer Overlook

    Fort Union Trading Post

    National Historic Site MT,ND

Support Your Park

Supporting the parks is a very important way of making sure everyone has an opportunity to enjoy our history and natural wonders. Follow links to learn more,

Additional volunteer opportunities are available at Fort Union, such as;

  • Trails and Rails
    • This program places park volunteers on AMTRAK from Williston, west into Montana. The volunteers tell train passengers about the Fort Union Trading Post and other historic sites along the route and they also explain land uses and other points of interest.
  • Assist during special events like, fort rendezvous & Indian Arts
    • Volunteers are needed to drive our golf cart to assist visitors up to the site.
  • Volunteer to assist with kids programs
    • During special events we often provide activities and games for children. Volunteers assist us with these programs.

Contact the visitor’s center for more information on these volunteer opportunities, 701 572-9083.

Did You Know?


One culture formed during the fur trade began with marriage's between native women and fort workers. These marriages soon formed the group identified as the Metis. The Metis, french for mix-blood, provided insight in tribal ways, customs and languages as well hunting for the fort.