Fort Mandan opening for 2021 season
Interpretive services for 2021 begain at Fort Mandan April 1, including guided tours and personalized interpretive experiences. Tours originate at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students, or a $25 family pass and includes entry into both the Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan.
“We weccome our visitors with engaging interpretive opportunities,” said Interpretive Coordinator Dana Morrison. “Fort Mandan provides a great outdoor learning environment where interpreters engage with visitors on the subjects of Lewis & Clark, the Mandan and Hidatsa, fur trade, and more.”
Visitors can step back in time at the reconstructed Fort Mandan, a fully furnished, full-size replica of the Fort in which the Lewis and Clark Expedition overwintered in 1804-1805. Fort Mandan and adjacent Fahlgren Park are located 2 miles southwest of the Interpretive Center. They include a playground, interpretive walking trail, five picnic shelters, a visitor center, and the reconstructed Fort.
The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center is located near Washburn at the intersection of U.S. Highway 83 and ND 200. The Interpretive Center is open year-round and houses four permanent galleries, two temporary art and history galleries rental spaces, a museum store, walking trails, and picnic shelters.
Teachers can plan educational tours of both the Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan for their students for free during 2021, thanks to a Great River Energy sponsorship. Group tours are also available at a group rate of $6 per person.