Tour Lewis And Clark’s Fort Mandan And Experience History In North Dakota
Pretty much everyone who has taken a US history course at some point in their life has heard of Lewis and Clark. This famous duo set out to find what lied in the west and if it ever reached the ocean. They encountered many people along the way, including the famous Sakakawea (or Sacagawea), who helped translate and guide them the rest of the way to the coast. What a lot of people don’t know is just how much time Lewis and Clark spent in North Dakota, and that they met Sakakawea within the state. In fact, they spent more time in this state than any other during their expedition. Today, you can explore this fascinating history at Fort Mandan in North Dakota – and everyone should visit it at least once.
Tours can be self-guided or lead by an interpreter. There is more information on the museum, fort, and park on this website.
Take a different kind of trip to the past when you see some of the earliest photos taken in North Dakota. Though many are still a good 70 or so years after Lewis and Clark stopped by, it’s still incredible to see photographs that are more than 100 years old now.
Address: Fort Mandan State Historic Site, 838 28th Ave SW, Washburn, ND 58577, USA
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Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.