Historical Attractions

Fort Seward Interpretive Center Jamestown

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Fort Seward Interpretive Center
603 10th Ave NW
Tel: 701-251-1875


Just off US Highway 281 on the north side of Jamestown.

Where are we going today?

Who is ready to get right up close to history! At Fort Seward Interpretive Center in North Dakota, the whole family can see history right before your eyes.

Fort Seward played an important part in US history, and was actually used from 1872 to 1877. Kids, do you know why and how it was used? Well, it actually provided protection for the 500 railroad workers that were building the Northern Pacific Railroad! Pretty cool! When the construction of the railroad stalled, Fort Seward helped stabilize the region by helping the US Marshalls with law enforcement, as well as acting as a mail transfer point, and even keeping telegraph lines open!

It even protected cattle!

Now, families can visit the Fort Seward Interpretive Center where you can learn all about the fort, and the history of the area. It is also home to the LARGEST US Flag in the entire North Dakota!

You can even see what the site really used to look like in full, with a scale model of the original fort site. This was created through artifacts that were found during archaeological digs!

The center now lets you hear colorful stories from the soldiers, and events that made the fort so important. Kids - as you walk around, try and imagine the sights and sounds that you would have encountered if YOU were at the fort in the 1870s! How do you think it differs from your life today? Pretty different we imagine!

History is waiting at the Fort Seward Interpretive Center!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree!
  • ChildrenFree!

When can we go?

10am - 6pm daily

Memorial Day-Labor Day

Teachers corner

In September, the 20th Infantry holds a Day of History at Fort Seward. Camp Fire Chats are held once a week during the summer..

I'm Hungry!

It's best to grab something in the area before or after your visit!.

Any Top Tips?

They have summer archaeological digs at the site, so why not enquire about them if you're interested!.

Need a little extra help?

They have handicap parking, and new boardwalks to provide easy access to all areas of the site..

More information

Jamestown is an amazing place - if you visit, check out all of the other activities in the area including 21 lakes!.

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