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Adams County Museums
Dakota Buttes Museum
This complex of museums feature both indoor and
outdoor exhibits displaying over 100 years of history in
Adams County and SW North Dakota. Located at 400 11th
Street in Hettinger, ND.
Barnes County Museums
Barnes County Historical Museum
The Barnes County Museum features displays of early life in North
Dakota. Exhibits include a one room school display, a
soda shop, carriages, antique autos and much more.
Operated by the Barnes County Historical Society, the museum
is located at 315 Central Avenue North in Valley City, ND.
Litchville Community Museum
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The first house built in Litchville was built
in 1901. Today the historic house is used as the
Litchville Community Museum and is filled with historic
artifacts related to the heritage of Litchville.
Located at 201 5th Avenue in Litchville, ND.
Midland Continental Depot Transportation Museum
Operated by the Wimbledon Community Museum, the
MCRR Depot is the only remaining depot of the railroad
created to connect Canada to the Gulf Coast. Peggy
Lee's father was the depot agent 1934-1937. Exhibits
in the museum tell the history of the Midland Continental
Railroad and trace the career of Peggy Lee and her Wimbledon
connections. Located at 401 Railway Street in
Valley City - City of Bridges (PDF FILE)
A guide to the many historical bridges in
Valley City, ND.
Wimbledon Community Museum
The museum actually consists of four buildings
containing historical artifacts from the early homesteading
days of eastern North Dakota. Buildings include the
Midland Continental Depot, a one-room schoolhouse, a
historic Methodist Church, and a machinery building filled
with farm machinery, fire trucks and other antique farming
items. Located at 301 Center Street in Wimbledon, ND.
Benson County Museums
Fort Totten State Historic Site
Serving as a frontier fort from 1867-1890, it
is the best preserved post of the Dakota frontier. After
being decommissioned in 1890, the fort served the Indian
reservation as a school and healthcare facility. Today,
the visitor center and 16 original 1870s buildings are open in
summer months offering visitors information on the history of
Fort Totten. A Pioneer Daughters Museum is located on
the site. Located on the southern shore of Devils Lake.
The museum features exhibits of pioneer
artifacts, vintage clothing and military displays.
Located on Old US 281 in Minnewaukan, ND.
Billings County Museums
Billings County Museum
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The Billings County Museum is focused on the
history of Billings County, North Dakota. Housed in
the historic Billings County Courthouse, the museum features
displays of historical artifacts and provides information
about the early settlers of the county. Located at 475
5th Street in Medora, ND.
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site
The Chateau de
Mores State Historic Site is composed of three parts:
The Chateau de Mores - The Chateau de Mores is a 26
room, two story building built in 1883 to be the summer
residence of the Marquis De Mores' family. Today it is
an historic house museum featuring many original furnishings
and personal effects of the de Mores family. The house
is open for tours during the summer months. Located at
3448 Chateau Road in Medora ND.
Chimney Park - The ruins (mostly the large chimney) of
the Marquis De Mores' family meat-packing plant.
Chimney Park is located on the west edge of Medora.
De Mores Memorial Park - Created by the WPA in 1938,
there is a bronze statue of the Marquis de Mores located in
this park in downtown Medora, ND.
Theodore Roosevelt's Maltese Cross Cabin
Theodore Roosevelt at times, the cabin was a getaway for him
prior to becoming president. It has been restored and
is is filled with period furnishings and some original items
owned by Roosevelt. Located inside
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the cabin is behind
the South Unit Visitor Center which is 7 miles east of
Medora, ND on I-94 at Exit 32.
Bottineau County Museums
features historical artifacts and memorabilia from the
pioneer families who settled in Bottineau County.
Located on North Main Street in Bottineau, ND.
Bowman County Museums
Focused on the conservation of historical
artifacts and fossils, the museum strives to educate the
public and preserve the history of the Bowman County area of
North Dakota. The museum has departments involved in
archaeological, genealogical and paleontological research as
well. Located at 12 First Avenue Northeast in Bowman,
Burleigh County Museums
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Junction is a historical village created by the Missouri
Valley Historical Society as they moved historical buildings
from other areas to this site for preservation. The
site features many historical structures including a
blacksmith shop, the Lewis Hotel, Bethel Lutheran Church,
Sterling Railroad Depot, and many others including old
homesteads. Located just east of the intersection of
Bismarck Expressway and East Main Avenue in Bismarck, ND.
Camp Hancock State Historic Site
called Camp Greeley in 1872, the post was later named Camp
Hancock. The Camp was created to protect supplies and
crews of the Northern Pacific Railroad and the citizens of
Edwinton which was later named Bismarck. Camp Hancock
was used until 1894. Today, Camp Hancock is open for
tours. Historic buildings at the site include the Bread of
Life Church (the oldest church in Bismarck) and the Officers
Quarters built in 1872 (the oldest building in Bismarck).
Inside, visitors will learn about the history of this
important site as well as local history of the area.
Located at 101 East Main Avenue in Bismarck, ND.
Double Ditch Historic Site
Indian Village was home to Mandan Indians ca 1500-1781.
Visitors can walk the path through the village and learn about
the Mandan Indians, some of North Dakota's earliest settlers.
Former Governor's Mansion
This mansion was
built in 1884 by Asa Fisher who was a prominent businessman in
Bismarck. Sold to the state in 1893 for $5000, the house
was then used as the ND governors' abode between 1893 and
1960. The home is open for tours in the summer months
and is located at 320 E. Avenue B in Bismarck, ND.
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
heritage and history of North Dakota. Operated by the
North Dakota Historical Society, the exhibits cover
prehistoric times to the days of early settlement.... from
triceratops to teepees& buffalos to farmsteads & tractors, you
will find an array of ND history on display. 612 East
Boulevard, ND 58505.
Cass County Museums
Bonanzaville Living History Museum
village includes over 40 buildings depicting life in the Red
River Valley in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Take a
step back to earlier times in Fargo, ND.
Historical buildings include log cabins, a church, general
store, train depot, schoolhouse, and many others. The
exhibits include Native American artifacts, war memorabilia,
vintage farm equipment and implements an so much more.
.Located at 1351 Maine Avenue West in West Fargo, ND.
Children's Museum at Yunker Farm
Museum is housed inside the first brick house built in
Dakota Territory. Built in 1876 by Newton Whitman, it
was later sold to the Yunker family in 1905. The
Children's Museum was established in 1989 and is a place for
children and families to experience hands-on exhibits.
Parents and children can play, learn and interact together.
Activities include a miniature train, carousel, alphabet
garden, butterfly garden, dog park, a football field and
more. Located at 1201 28th Avenue N in Fargo, ND.
Fargo Air Museum
The museum is
focused on the restoration and preservation of aviation and
military history. Located at 1609 19th Avenue North in
Roger Maris Museum
Focused on the
life and times of Roger Maris, famed baseball player.
Located in West Acres Shopping Center at 3902 13th Avenue
South, Suite 3717 in Fargo, ND.
Cavalier County Museums
Cavalier County Museum at Dresden
Cavalier County Museum on Facebook
The Cavalier County Museum is a complex of 7
structures creating a small pioneer village. The small
recreated village includes the 1936 Holy Trinity Church,
Langdon's first jail, a schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop,
doctor and dentist office, a log cabin, a schoolhouse, the
Hahn Home and others. The village contains a large
collection of historic items donated by citizens and local
businesses. Visitors are invited to take a step back
in time as they stroll through peaceful Dresden Village.
Located near Langdon, ND.
Dickey County Museums
The historic Coleman building was originally
the Farmers National Bank but served as home and office to
Dr. Lauren Coleman for 40 years. Today the Coleman
building houses the Coleman Memorial Museum. Operated
by the Ellendale Historical Society, the museum features
artifacts and historic memorabilia related to the history of
the Ellendale area of North Dakota. Located at 50 Main
Street in Ellendale, ND.
Dickey County Heritage Museum Center
Housed in the 1908 First National Bank of
Oakes building, the Heritage Center focuses on collecting
and exhibiting materials of historic significance to Dickey
County, North Dakota. The museum features 3 stories
filled with antiques, artifacts, collectibles and historical
documents. Visitors will enjoy viewing themed
historical rooms such as a prairie kitchen, prairie school
room, a doctor's office, a dentist's office and rooms of a
prairie home. There are history books on Dickey County
and the Oakes community along with Dickey County Courthouse
items, military artifacts and tools. Located at 424
Main Avenue in Oakes, ND.
Rosebud School Museum
was built in 1901 in Porter Township and served as a school
for 35 years. Today, the historic schoolhouse has been
moved to Fullerton and restored. Original furnishings
of the school have been restored and are on display in the
museum. Exhibits include items from the Fullerton School,
military items and other items related to the history of the
Fullerton area. Located on Monroe Street in Fullerton,
Stone House Museum
Stone House was built in 1907 and features period
furnishings. Located at 320 Lewis Street in Forbes,
The museum has
exhibits of historical artifacts of Native Americans and
early settlers of the Forbes area of North Dakota.
Open by appointment only. Located on Main Street in
Whitestone Hill Battlefield
Known as the fiercest battle between Indians
and white man in North Dakota, the Indian tipi camp of the
Yanktonai, along with some Dakota, Hunkpapa Lakota and
Blackfeet was virtually destroyed leaving many dead and
wounded men, women and children. The onslaught left the
Indians destitute for the coming winter months. The
historic site bears two monuments, one commemorating the
Indian dead and the other dedicated to the soldiers who died
in the battle. Estimated casualties were 750 Indian and
72 soldiers. A small museum is open in the summer months
. The battlefield is located 6 miles southwest of
Divide County Museums
Divide County Museum
Pioneer Village Living Museum
Divide County Historical Society / Threshing Bee on Facebook
The museum is a village of 25 buildings
including two authentically furnished homestead shacks, a
fully stocked general store, newspaper office, a fully
functioning bank and bakery, a school, 2 churches, post
office, and more. Step back in time and enjoy a
simpler way of life. An annual event in the Pioneer
Village is known as the Threshing Bee. Located in
Dunn County Museums
Dunn County Historical Society and Museum
Featuring the rich history of Dunn County, ND,
the Dunn County Museum houses artifacts and antique items in
their exhibits. Aside from the main
museum, there is a log cabin, a homesteader's shack, a 1926
one-room school house and the First State Bank building of
Manning, ND on the museum grounds. Located at 153
Museum Trail in Dunn Center, ND.
Eddy County Museums
Eddy County Museum
The Eddy County Museum is a complex of 3
buildings including a schoolhouse, Church and a train depot.
Each historical structure is filled with antique furnishings
and exhibits related to the past of Eddy County, North
Dakota. Docents provide guided tours. Located at
1115 1st Avenue N. in New Rockford, ND.
Emmons County Museums
Emmons County Museum
Housed inside the former St. Matthews Episcopal
Church and 3 other buildings, the museum features historical
household items, military memorabilia, an antique buggy, a
sleigh, tools and other antiquities from the past of Emmons
County, North Dakota. Located at 110 West Oak Avenue
in Linton, ND.
Ludwig and Christina Welk Farmstead
This state historic site, is the birthplace
of Lawrence Welk, famed Hollywood entertainer. The
farm sodhouse still stands and the land is still being
farmed as well. Located at 845 88th Street in
Foster County Museums
Foster County Museum
The museum holds exhibits of historic
photographs, agricultural equipment, historical records and
other items related to the history of Foster, North Dakota.
A one-room school next door is open for tours as well.
Located at the intersection of Second Street and 16th Avenue
South in Carrington, ND.
McHenry Turn Around Railroad Loop
The McHenry Depot is located on the north edge
of McHenry near the elevators. Train rides are
available seasonally. Call 701-785-2333 for train
Grand Forks County Museums
East Grand Forks Heritage Village
The historic village is dedicated to the
preservation of history of the Red River Valley. Weekend
tours of pioneer buildings tell the story of 1800s and 1900s
life in the upper Midwest. During the third week of August,
the village celebrates Heritage Days with living history
displays. Located at 219 20 Street NE in East Grand
Grant County Museums
The Elgin Museum is housed inside a historic
train depot. The museum holds pioneer items and
features a vintage caboose on the site. Open by appointment.
Call 701-584-2900. Located in Elgin, ND.
Griggs County Museums
Griggs County Museum
The Griggs County Museums holds a large
collection of historical artifacts, documents, household
items and other pioneer antiquities. Located at 203
12th Street Southeast in Cooperstown, ND.
Hettinger County Museums
Hettinger County Historical Society Museum
The museum complex consists of 6 buildings, the
Teepee Butte School, Zion Lutheran Church, a drugstore,
Christy's Store, Austin Frontierland and the main office.
The complex holds a large collection of historical items and
artifacts related to the pioneer and Native American history
of the Hettinger County area of North Dakota. Located
at 21 Main Street in Regent, ND.
Kidder County Museums
Kidder County Museum
The Kidder County Museum features a small
country chapel and exhibits of North Dakota history.
Located at 103 W. Broadway in Steele, ND.
LaMoure County Museums
LaMoure County Museum
The LaMoure County Museum features 2 stories of
local history as well as a one-room schoolhouse.
Visitors will learn about the rich heritage of LaMoure
County, North Dakota. Located inside LaMoure County
Memorial Park just north of Grand Rapids, ND along the bends
of the James River.
Logan County Museums
Logan County Historical Society Museum
The Logan County Museum features a complex of
historical structures including a church, blacksmith shop,
and a print shop featuring exhibits of antique machinery,
historical artifacts and other items related to the history
of Logan County. Located at 708 Lake Avenue W. in
McKenzie County Museums
Lewis & Clark Trail Homestead Museum
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Housed in a
1914 schoolhouse, the museum features exhibits of family
heirlooms, antique photographs, relics and items belonging
to the families of original homesteaders of the area. Even
stagecoaches are on display. Located on the Lewis and
Clark Trail at 102 Indiana Avenue in Alexander, ND.
McKenzie County Heritage Park
McKenzie County Heritage Park features
original and historical buildings from the early 1900s
including a blacksmith shop, the 1916 Nelson School, an
1800s trapper cabin, Timber Creek Church, the Eide homestead
shack and many others with exhibits and displays of pioneer
artifacts and relics. Located at 950 2nd Avenue SW in
Watford City, ND.
Pioneer Museum of McKenzie County
Focused on the pioneer history of Watford
City and McKenzie County, North Dakota, the museum features
a replica of a pioneer home filled with historical artifacts
and antiques. Located at 100 Second Avenue SW in
Watford City, ND.
McLean County Museums
Fort Mandan and The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
reconstruction of Fort Mandan to transport visitors back in
time to the early explorations of Lewis and Clark, the
Center is focused on the construction of Fort Mandan, the
days of the Mandan-Hidatsa villages and a remarkable young
woman named Sacagawea. The museum features
state-of-the-art exhibits and collections of artifacts about
the history of Fort Mandan. Located on McLean County
Highway 17 in Washburn, ND.
Fallen Firefighter's Memorial
The museum is devoted to the collection and
preservation of the history of North Dakota firefighting.
The museum features exhibits of artifacts and memorabilia
related to ND fire departments, firefighters, fire incidents
and fire service. Located at 52 N. Main Street in
Fort Stevenson State Park
Although the original site of Fort Stevenson
is today underwater, there is a replica of the fort's
guardhouse in the park with exhibits about the history of
Fort Stevenson and the Missouri River. Located on the
north shore of Lake Sakakawea, 3 miles south of Garrison on
41st Avenue NW.
Heritage Park Museum
A complex of historical structures inside
Heritage Park at West Trooper Avenue in Garrison, ND.
McLean County Historical Society Museums
This is actually
a collection of historical buildings and displays operated
by the McLean County Historical Society. The main
museum building features geological exhibits, wildlife,
Lewis and Clark history, a riverboat display, various period
furnished rooms, military exhibits, Native American
artifacts and more. Other buildings include the Fred
Jefferies Building ca 1905, the Joe Taylor cabin ca 1869,
the Sioux Ferry Boat, and the 1882 Nettle Creek School
House. The main museum building and the Fred Jefferies
building are located at 610 Main Avenue in Washburn, ND.
The Joe Taylor cabin is located at 1000 East Main Avenue and
the Sioux Ferry and Schoolhouse are located on Boat Ramp
Road along the Missouri River.
Mercer County Museums
Fort Clark Trading Post
historic site is an important archeological site due to two
fur trading posts and the earthlodge village of the Mandan /
Arikara Indians which was located there approximately 150
years ago. Although there is not a museum, there is an
observation deck and a kiosk operated by the Civil
Conservation Corps where brochures can be obtained for a self
guided tour. Location is just 1 1/4 miles west of the
town of Fort Clark, ND.
Knife River Indian Villages
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Visit a reconstructed earthlodge and see what
Indian living was like on Knife River. Artifacts and
historical items which were used the Northern Plains Indians
are displayed in the Visitors Center. Located on
County Road 37 just 1/2 mile north of Stanton, ND.
Mercer County Historical Museum
The Mercer County Historical Museum features
over 15,000 square feet of exhibits related to frontier life
and pioneer homesteading in the Mercer County area.
Located at 108 Seventh Street NE in Beulah, ND.
Morton County Museums
Fort Abraham Lincoln
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is a historic
site where the "On-A-Slant Mandan Indian Village and Fort
Abraham Lincoln cavalry and infantry posts once stood.
Today, the park is home to reconstructed military buildings
including the Custer House as well as the ruins of the
Indian Village. Located at 4480 Fort Lincoln Road in
Mandan Historical Museum
Housed inside the former NP Depot Beanery,
the museum focuses on the history of Morton County and
Mandan. Exhibits include historical artifacts,
photographs, documents and a special WWII exhibit honoring
Mandan residents. Located at 411 W Main Street in
North Dakota State Railroad Museum
Housed inside the Burlington Northern
Railroad Yard Office, the museum features historical
railroad artifacts and memorabilia. Located at 3102
37th Street NW in Mandan, ND.
Mountrail County Museums
Flickertail Village and Museum
Flickertail Village is an outdoor museum
featuring area buildings from the pioneer days in North
Dakota. Open seasonally. Located on Highway 2 in
Paul Broste Rock Museum
The museum is
housed in a structure built of natural granite quarried from
the plains of North Dakota. Opened in 1965, beautiful
stone slabs, crystals, polished spheres and all manner of rock
exhibits line the display cases and walls, making it a
one-of-a-kind museum. Located in Parshall, ND.
Plaza Community Museum
Housed in an historic Church, the museum
features historical artifacts and pioneer items related to
the history of Plaza. Located on Main Street in Plaza,
Three Tribes Museum
The museum features artifacts and photos
related to the early settlement of the Mandan, Hidatsa and
Arikara Indians. Located at 404 Frontage Road in New
Nelson County Museums
Stump Lake Park
The Pioneer Village features traveling
exhibits provided by the North Dakota Historical Society and
demonstrations of early pioneer skills such as spinning wool
and cutting wood in the mill. Located inside
Stump Lake Park at Devils Lake, ND.
Tofthagen Library and Museum
The 1926 library building is a museum of
memorabilia and historical artifacts related to the history
of the Lakota community. Located at 116 B Ave W in
Oliver County Museums
The Oliver County Historical Society operates
a small museum devoted to the history of the Oliver County
area. Nearby is the Hazel Miner Memorial and a new
monument erected in honor of Military Veterans of Oliver
County. Located in Center, ND.
Pembina County Museums
Housed in the former Eagle Point Baptist
Church, the museum is devoted to the history of the Drayton,
North Dakota area. Additional historical structures
have been added to the grounds including a log house, a "soddy",
a grinding wheel and ox cart replica. Located at 201
Almeron Avenue in Drayton, ND.
Gingras Trading Post
A museum is housed
in this 1840s log trading post built by fur trader, Antione
Blanc Gingras. Located in Walhalla, ND.
Pembina County Museum & Pioneer Machinery Museum
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The Museum and Pioneer Machinery Grounds
consist of the main museum building, two exhibit buildings,
the Bathgate Depot, The McKenzie Granary, a tractor pull
track and a barn. Located at 13572 Hwy 5 in Cavalier,
Pembina State Museum
The museum boasts
100 million years of the history of the Pembina region of North Dakota.
Exhibits include fossils, bone and stone tools of the first
people in the area along with many historical relics related
to the fur trade, the area military forts, Native Americans,
and early settlers. Located at 805 State Highway 59 in
Pierce County Museums
Dale and Martha Hawk Museum and Campgrounds
collection of unusual items including antique farm
equipment, steam engines, clocks, vintage household items, a
one-room school, a country store and more. All of this
is set in an RV campground. Located in Wolford, ND.
Prairie Village Museum
Step back in
history as you stroll along the wooden sidewalks of a
pioneer village. You will find rows of classic cars, a
general store, antique guns, Native American and Eskimo
artifacts, Scandinavian heritage and more. Featuring
fully furnished pioneer buildings, this museum in Rugby, ND
is a must see for history buffs. Located at 102 Hwy 2
SE in Rugby, ND.
Victorian Dress Museum
Housed inside the
former Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, the museum features
beautiful Victorian style dresses with accessories.
Located at 312 Second Avenue SW in Rugby, ND.
Ramsey County Museums
Hampden History Museum
The museum offers historical displays, videos
and documents related to the early pioneer life of the
Hampden area of North Dakota. Located at the east end
of Hampden Mall on Main Street in Hampden. Call for
Region Heritage Center
Housed in the old post office, the museum
features exhibits related to the past of Devils Lake through
historical artifacts and antiquities of the past along with
a gallery of exhibits. Located at 502 4th Street NE in
Devils Lake, ND.
Ransom County Museums
Enderlin Historical Society and Museum
Devoted to the preservation of the history of
Enderlin and the surrounding community. Collections
include old photos, yearbooks, family histories and
memorabilia. The collections are housed inside a 1927
pressed red brick building which once served as the Masonic
Temple. Located at 315 Railway Street in Enderlin, ND.
Fort Ransom State Park
offers visitors a chance to look into the past when
homesteaders were settling new lands, building homesteads
and soddies.. Located 2 miles north of the town of
Fort Ransom, ND.
McLeod Museum Complex (new link needed)
The historical village features 5 historical
buildings, the 1907 SOO Line Depot, the 1907 Saland one-room
schoolhouse, the 1907 Old Presbyterian Church, a 130 year
old homestead and the Sandune Fire Hall. All have been
restored and are filled with historical items from the past
of the Ransom County area. Located on ND Hwy 27 in
Ransom County Historical Museum
Operated by the Ransom County Historical Society, the museum
features displays of historical items related to the early
history of Ransom County, North Dakota.
Renville County Museums
Renville County Museum
County Museum features a large collection of photos from the
1900s, farm equipment, a country church, the Great Northern
depot, an antique printing press and other items from the
past of Renville County. Located at the intersection
of First Street NW and Third Avenue in Mohall, ND.
Richland County Museums
Bagg Bonanza Farm Historic Site
The only restored
Bonanza Farm in North Dakota. Guided tours of restored
buildings and the farm site. Located at 8025 169th
Avenue SE in Mooreton, ND.
Fort Abercrombie Historic Site
Known as "The Gateway to the Dakotas", Fort
Abercrombie was established in Dakota Territory in 1858.
Important North Dakota post in the 1832 Dakota Conflict when
the fort was besieged by the Sioux for more than 6 straight
weeks. Today, the fort consists of a museum, the
original guard house, a reconstructed stockade, and three
reconstructed block houses. Located at 612 East Boulevard Avenue
in Bismarck, ND.
Lidgerwood Community Museum
The museum features a glimpse into the past
of Lidgerwood through displays of historical items and
photos. Located at 215 Park Street E in Lidgerwood,
Richland County Historical Museum
Housed in the old
Wahpeton National Bank building, the museum provides artifacts
and exhibits related to the history and pioneers of Richland
County. Located at 11 7th Ave N in Wahpeton, ND.
Rolette County Museums
International Peace Garden
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International Peace Garden features over 2000 acres of
botanic gardens. Devoted to World Peace.
County Historical Society Museum
A complex of
historical structures include a one-room schoolhouse, a
church, a hunter's shack, the Dana Wright Cabin, an old old
gas station and more. Located at 225 Foussard Avenue
SE in St. John, ND.
Turtle Mountain Chippewa Indian Heritage Center
The museums is
focused on the preservation of the history of the Turtle
Mountain Chippewa people. Featuring historical
artifacts and archives related to the rich heritage of the
Turtle Mountain people. Located in Belcourt, ND.
Sargent County Museums
Sargent County Historical Society and Museum
The museum is
focused on the early history of Sargent County, North
Dakota. Featuring many historical artifacts and items
used by Sargent County residents, the museum is operated by
the Sargent County Historical Society. Located on the
North side of Highway 32 in Forman, ND.
Sheridan County Museums
Pioneer Historical Society of Sheridan
The museum has a one-room
schoolhouse, a historic church and church. Located in
Stark County Museums
The museum is
devoted to the preservation and display of geological and
paleontological specimens for public review and education.
There are many replicas of full dinosaurs created from real
dinosaur bones. Located at 200 E Museum Drive in
Dickinson Museum Center
Museum Center is an art and history museum complex.
The museum features regional art and history exhibits.
Prairie Outpost Park is located just east of the Joachim
Museum building and consists of 5 historical and 6
replicated buildings creating a small village.
Visitors will take a step into yesterday as they explore the
historic buildings and exhibits steeped in history.
Located at 188 Museum Drive East in Dickinson, ND.
Steele County Museums
Steele County Historical Museum
Operated by the Steele County Historical
Society, the museum is housed in the historical 1882 Grand
Arcade building. The Grand Arcade today
features exhibits of artifacts and items related to the
history of Hope and Steele County. Located at 301
Steele Avenue in Hope, ND.
Fort Seward Interpretive Center
was built as protection of the workers for the Northern
Pacific Railroad and the people of Jamestown 1872-1877.
Fort Seward was abandoned and dismantled, moving it to Fort
Totten. Today, the Fort Seward Interpretive Center
tells the story of Fort Seward and features historical
artifacts unearthed in the archaeological digs which take
place in the summers. Located at 605 10th Avenue NW in
Village features original historical structures from the
frontier villages of North Dakota. 24 historic
buildings have been moved to the site, creating a lovely
village of history. Take a step back in time and see
how people lived on the North Dakota frontier.
Stagecoach and pony rides are offered and you never know
when a wild west shootout will break out. Located next
to the Visitor's Information Center at 404 Louis L'Amour
Lane in Jamestown, ND.
The Melzer Museum
The museum is housed in the office of Dr
Melzer, an early settlement physician. Also on site is
a collection of American Indian photography. Located
on Main Street in Woodworth, ND.
Buffalo Museum is focused on the historical significance of
the North American bison. Visitors will enjoy exhibits
and displays of Plains Indian artifacts, artwork, antique
firearms, prehistoric buffalo remains, a children's exhibit
room and a video presentation. The Frontier Village is
a complex of buildings which include a saloon, jail,
sheriffs office, barber shop, fire dept and others to
delight tourists and bring the olden days to life. The
museum is found near the Frontier Village. Located at
500 17th Street SE in Jamestown, ND.
Stutsman County Memorial Museum
the 1907 George Lutz Mansion, the museum features period
furnishings and exhibits related to the history of Stutsman
County. Located at 321 3rd Avenue SE in Jamestown, ND.
Traill County Museums
Goose River Heritage Center Museum
Housed inside the 1897 brick depot, the
museum holds a collection of pioneer artifacts and items in
a barber shop and schoolroom setting. Located at the
corner of Main Street and First Avenue SE in Mayville, ND.
The museum is
housed in the 1900 Queen Anne-style home which was the
childhood home of
Carl Ben Eilson, one of the greatest pilots in aviation
history. The museum provides history of the Eilson
family as well as the city of Hatton and the surrounding
area. Located at 405 Eilson Street in Hatton, ND.
Traill County Museum Complex
House is the centerpiece of the museum complex. The
house was built in 1897 and was home to Amos and Lillie
Plummer. Today the grand Victorian home features
extensive restored woodwork and original stained glass
windows. Other buildings in the complex include an
1870s log cabin, St. Olaf Chapel, a one-room schoolhouse and
the Centennial Building. Visitors will find exhibits
of historical items from the past history of Traill County.
Located at 306 W. Caledonia Avenue in Hillsboro, ND.
Walsh County Museums
Heritage Village is a collection of historical
buildings and artifacts gathered together to create life in
the past of the ND frontier. Structures include a
furnished farmhouse, farm buildings, a country church, log
cabins, a depot, and a working carousel. Open for
special events and available for rental. Located on
Highway 17 in Grafton, ND.
Walsh County Historical Museum
Housed inside a former school house, the
museum features local historic artifacts related to the era
of the homesteaders who settled here from the mid to late
nineteenth century. Additional buildings have been
added consisting of a prairie school, trading post, jails
and others creating an atmosphere of the past. Located
at 323 3rd Street in Minto, ND.
Ward County Museums
Dakota Territory Air Museum
Focus of the museum is to honor the men,
women and flying machines that have impacted the history of
aviation through displays and events that educate, inspire
and entertain people of all ages. Many restored
historical aircraft are on display as well as memorabilia
related to aviation history. Located at 100 34th
Avenue NE in Minot, ND.
Village is a collection of historical buildings and
artifacts gathered together to create life in the past of
the ND frontier. Structures include a furnished
farmhouse, farm buildings, a country church, log cabins, a
depot, and a working carousel. Open for special events
and available for rental. Located on Highway 17 in
Lake County Historical Society's Pioneer Village
The Pioneer Village has a 22 building
village which includes a pioneer church, a one-room
schoolhouse, a town hall, homesteading shacks, a 1904 home
and others. Furnished in period style, the village
takes visitors back to a simpler time. Located along
Highway 52 in Kenmare, ND.
Old Soo Depot Transportation Museum
the historicl1912 Soo Line Train Depot, the museum is
focused on the history of transportation in the American
West including railroads, autos, buses and aviation.
Located at 15 North Main Street in Minot, ND.
The Railroad Museum of Minot
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100 years of trains, tools, steam and diesel technology,
trackage, and the history of all things to do with trains.
Located at 19 1st Street NE in Minot, ND.
Scandinavian Heritage Park
the Scandinavian Heritage Association, the focus is on the
culture of the five Scandinavian countries which include:
Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland and the
preservation of that culture. They came to North
Dakota, bringing the culture with them although they were
unable to bring the material treasures with them.
Learn about the history of the Scandinavian people and the
heritage they brought with them to a new land. Located
at 1020 South Broadway in Minot, SD.
Historical Society Museum
Ward County Historical Society operates a
Pioneer Village which features the historic Sundre log
cabin, a blacksmith shop, a general store and the original
Ward County Courthouse. An Antique Vehicles Museum has
been added to the grounds displaying antique cars, horse
drawn buggies and sleds. The village brings the past
of Minot alive. The Pioneer Village of the Ward County
Historical Society is located on the North Dakota State Fair
Grounds at 2005 Burdick Expressway East. in Minot, ND..
Wells County Museums
Operated by the Manfred History and
Preservation Inc., the museum is provided to educate future
generations about the history of Manfred, North Dakota and
it's people. Many historical buildings in the town of
Manfred are being restored. Located on Highway 52 in
Wells County Fairgrounds Museum
Operated by the Wells County Historical
Society on the Wells County Fairgrounds, are a historic
schoolhouse with displays of antique machinery and other
historical items. Located on the Wells County Fair
Grounds at Vine Avenue S. in Fessenden, ND.
Focused on preserving the history of the prairie land and it's
early settlers, the plains Indians and pioneers, the
museum includes nine buildings on Main Street in Epping, ND.
The Thorseth Cabin, the Burrington Schoolhouse, the Stevens
School, and Miller Hall are a few of them. Open for
Erected in 1866,
this fort is well-known as the place of surrender by Sitting
Bill, leader of the Hunkpapa Sioux Indians. Today there
are only three of the original buildings remaining: a stone
powder magazine, an officer of the guard building and the
officers quarters where the museum is housed. The museum
tells the story of this historic fort and re-enactments are
held at certain times of the year. Located 23 miles west
of Williston, ND on Hwy 1804.
Fort Union Trading Post
Now a National
historic site, the Fort Union Trading Post was a well-known
fur trading post between 1828 and 1867. Some of the
Indian tribes who traded at this post were Assiniboine,
Blackfeet, Cree, Crow, Hidatsa and others. The site is
now a living history museum, depicting life at this famous
outpost on the early North Dakota frontier. Located at
15550 Hwy 1804 in Williston, ND.
Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center
historic site tells the story of the confluence of these two
mighty rivers, as well as provides the same magnificent view
that Lewis and Clark Expedition members enjoyed when they
visited in 1805 and 1806. Located about 22 miles
southwest of Williston, ND off Highways 1804 and 58.
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