Williston, North Dakota, has a certain charm that draws tourists in with its eclectic mix of natural beauty, history, and culture. It's also something we as residents know and experience daily. The Fort Union National Historic Site, a symbol of the area's historical significance, is one noteworthy local treasure in our area.

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Ft Union

A Look Back at Fort Union National Historic Site

According to the Ft Union website, this living history museum works to preserve the artifacts from the 1800s fur trade era. Situated where the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers merge, this historic location was an important commercial hub for a convergence of cultures. The restored fort offers a striking depiction of the fur trade's influence on the area by highlighting the various exchanges between Canadian Métis, European-American traders, and Native American tribes.

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In addition to seeing demonstrations of traditional crafts and engaging with experienced interpreters who bring the past to life, visitors to Fort Union can explore the well-preserved structures and see many artifacts found on site. This site provides a rare chance to travel across time and learn about the social, cultural, and economic interactions that built the American West.

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For some reason, it has become difficult to remember how significant Fort Union was to the region during that period. This is only one of the numerous one-of-a-kind things that we can count as our own. When the tourist season wraps up, you may think that Fort Union just rolls up the walkways. In reality, they are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day during the winter months, which starts on October 1 and ends on March 30. If you have the time, you should go back and check out one of our exclusive treasures.

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