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Plan Your Visit

Four new galleries tell the fascinating story of North Dakota through thousands of artifacts and specimens, high-tech displays, and interactive exhibits.

Experience North Dakota's heritage throughout the museum spaces. Shop in the Museum Store and enjoy meals and snacks at the James River Café.

From a life-size T. rex skeleton cast to a 1950s soda shop to rare beadwork, the State Museum offers interesting opportunities for you to connect North Dakota history with your life.

HISTORY FOR everyone.

North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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ND Heritage Center & State Museum Hours:
State Museum and Museum Store: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat & Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The State Museum and Heritage Center are closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

State Archives and Historical Research Library:
Mon-Fri, 8am - 4:30pm, 2nd Sat of each month 10am-4:30pm, except state holidays

State Historical Society offices:
8am - 5pm M-F, except state holidays.

Historic Sites Hours:
Site hours vary by location. Please visit our historic sites index to get specific site information.

Address:
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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Hours:
State Museum and Store: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We are closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
We will also be closed on Christmas Eve this year.
State Archives: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F, except state holidays; 2nd Sat. of each month, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
State Historical Society offices: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, except state holidays.

Contact Us:
phone: 701.328.2666
email: histsoc@nd.gov