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Fort Assinniboine

Fort Assinniboine Review

Once the largest military reservation west of the Mississippi, Fort Assinniboine was established in 1879 in the aftermath of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. At its peak, the fort had more than 100 brick and stone buildings and nearly 500 men. The soldiers stationed here brought along their families, who lived on the post. As a result, the Victorian-era fort became a cultural center as well as a military one, hosting plays and dances along with parades and training exercises. The fort is now a museum, and many of the imposing buildings still stand, although they appear eerily deserted. In fact, a few are storage or administrative facilities for the Northern Research Agricultural Center. Others are open to public tours, which begin at the H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum.

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  • Address: 1753 U.S. Hwy. 2 W, in Holiday Village Mall Havre, MT 59501 | Map It
  • Phone: 406/265–4000
  • Cost: $6
  • Hours: May–Sept., tours at 11:30 and 5 daily or by appointment
  • Location: Havre

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