While most of the fort is gone the remaining buildings give you a small peak into what life was like for soldiers living in a fort. There are some real interesting items in the buildings and the folks giving the tour point these out and give the complete history. It's just a shame that so much of this place has... 更多
We thought there would be more there. Had to travel a distance to find 3 buildings. No one was around to even let us know what was there. Very small location.
The flip side to Fort Union - based on the military rather than commerce. Loved choosing the bugle calls from the display. And you can stand where Sitting Bull surrendered
By itself, unless you are a historian, Fort Buford is a two star to a three star visit. But given its close proximity to Fort Union (less than two miles) and the Confluence Center (just two blocks away), a combined visit becomes a triptych of 20th century history indulgence.
We weren't sure to go when we arrived at the fort. We went to the main house which was where the staff were. We got a guided tour and the young man was very good. The fort has a a lot of history and worth the stop.
Not much is left of the original buildings but is full of history. The staff was well versed in the history and other local/time period information. Close to fort Union and Yellowstone confluence and easy to view. Can't imagine being there in 1870's or arriving via paddle boat.
Upon entering you will see a no smoking sign with N ashtray and alongside a spittoon. Kind of neat for the history buff. Anyway as you walk through the site you will see the old buildings ans sites that once housed the troops and officers. A cannon still stays to protect the fort. Nice picnic area and the site offers... 更多
Not a whole lot here to see. The guides were pretty good, the exhibits interesting. You can get a combo ticket for this and the Confluence Interpretive Center, so worth it to do both.
Considering the significant history associated with Fort Buford (including Sitting Bull's surrender) we were surprised that it wasn't a national historic site. Happily, North Dakota does a tremendous job with its state historic sites, much better than other states. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, particularly because there were two interpreters on hand to give us tours and provide terrific information.... 更多