Beyond the Boundaries: The History of Fort Abercrombie
As the “Gateway to the Dakotas,” Fort Abercrombie guarded vital transportation routes and served as an important supply point for military campaigns into the Dakota Territory of the 1860s. This exhibit at the interpretive center features this history, including the fort’s role in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. It includes a mountain howitzer, uniforms, and equipment like those used by soldiers at the fort.
35 miles south of Fargo
Abercrombie, ND 58001
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Site grounds with outdoor interpretive signs open year-round.
Contact Fort Abercrombie:
phone: (701) 553-8513
phone: (701) 328-2666
fax: (701) 328-3710