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Historic Sites

Welcome to North Dakota's state historic sites. An upsurge in heritage tourism across the country has created renewed interest in the history of the northern plains, and North Dakota has many sites of significance. The 56 historic sites are owned by the state and are preserved, maintained, and interpreted by the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Some sites are well developed with interpreters, visitor centers with exhibits, furnished buildings, picnic areas, and other amenities. Others lie obscurely in pastures without a monument or fencepost to mark their existence. A few sites are currently closed to visitors because of lack of accessibility, concerns about preservation, or out of respect for American Indians who hold some of these places sacred.

We invite you to enjoy North Dakota's heritage!

Use this drop-down list to view the 56 State Historic Sites of North Dakota:



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Address:
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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Hours:
State Museum and Store: 8am - 5pm M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10am - 5pm.
State Archives: 8am - 4:30pm., M-F, except state holidays, and 2nd Sat. of each month, 10am - 4:30 pm.
State Historical Society offices: 8am - 5pm M-F, except state holidays.

Contact Us:
phone: (701) 328-2666
fax: (701) 328-3710
email: histsoc@nd.gov