• 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?

tipi camp

Northern Plains tribes made up the entire bulk of trade at Fort Union. Camps usually came in the spring to trade buffalo robes and furs for trade goods. This trade did continue throughout the year even though spring was considered trade season.