Fort Buford State Historic Site, Williston

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Military Museum · Historic Site
Fort Buford State Historic Site and The Missouri-Yellowstone Interpretive Center commemorate the historic and scenic importance of the Confluence area. Fort Buford was the most important military post on the northern frontier during the Plains Indian Wars. The Missouri-Yellowstone Interpretive Center commemorates the confluence of two mighty rivers.

Things to do at the sites includes:

Permanent & Temporary Exhibits

Picnic Area and Campgrounds

Walking Trail

Bird Watching

Stone Powder Magazine

Post Cemetary Site

Officer's Quarters building

Museum exhibit and video

Self-guided site tour

Modern facilities on site

Picnic area and campgrounds

Fort Buford Sixth Infantry Frontier Military Encampment

There is an admission fee to view the museum gallaries and to tour Fort Buford

Nature walks, on-site camping and the view is always free.
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  • We stopped at Fort Buford, Fort Union, and the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Center in an afternoon. Fort Buford was the most interesting and historical of the three. Due to COVID, you must stop.....  more »
  • My husband, a friend and I went to Fort Buford on a Monday in late August. We took a 45 minute guided tour of the fort. $5 for adults. We had two guides at two different times. Both were friendly and....  more »
  • Great historic stop with many interesting exhibits. Guides are very knowledgeable and great at explaining the site and it's details.
  • Visiting Fort Buford was a great experience and an informational learning experience. I enjoyed the tour and all the relics being able to see in person.

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