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Visiting Historic Old Fort Benton

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Visiting Historic Old Fort Benton
The Fort is open to the public from the end of May through the end of September.  Visitors to the Fort will see rooms filled with period furnishings, the trade store with buffalo robes, beads, trinkets, blankets and other period trade goods, the warehouse with its fur trade era collections, and the blacksmith & carpenters shop. The newly reconstructed Bourgeois House or Chief Agents residence open for visitors.  The Bourgeois House is home to the Starr Gallery which features Karl Bodmer's Travels Into The Interior of North America aquatint collection, and Robert Scriver's No More Buffalo Collection.  Our knowledgeable staff will assist you in your journey of discovery of the Fort that became the most important robe trading post on the Upper Missouri River.

An admission fee is charged.  Payment of the admission fee entitles you to the tour of Historic Old Fort Benton, and entry at the Museum of the Northern Great Plains, the Museum of the Upper Missouri, and the Upper Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center. Open Memorial Day Weekend through September 30th 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday through Saturday.  12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM on Sunday


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