Plan Your Visit

Large brown wooden cart with two large wheels in front of a white house with a red roof and green shutters.
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.


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, utlize the options below.

Fort Union's Entrance Sign with Fort in Background

Basic Information

All the essentials: from hours of operations to fees.

Line drawing road map, Fort Union In center, Williston, ND in top right, Sidney, ND bottom Left


Learn how to get here and view park maps.

Park Ranger points out items in museum display case to two Jr. Rangers

Things to Do

Learn all the available activities at Fort Union.


General information about accessibility in at Fort Union.

American Indian Interpreter in full regalia speaking to seated visitors.


Find all Fort Union's special event dates here.


Learn what precautions to take and what to pack for a trip to Fort Union.

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Eating and Sleeping

Learn more about food availability on site and lodging and camping available in local communities.

Dark blue storm cloud visible behind Fort Union southwest bastion.


Weather on the Northern Plains can change rapidly, learn more here.

Brown leashed dog sits in trade house, owner seated on bench behind dog.


Pets are welcome in most places at Fort Union. Learn where here.

Last updated: September 16, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

15550 Highway 1804
Williston, ND 58801


701 572-9083

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