Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham Lincoln
was once an important infantry and cavalry post. It was from this fort that
Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh cavalry rode out on their
ill-fated expedition against the Sioux at the Little Big Horn. Portions of
the military post, including the Custer House, have been reconstructed.
Popular with visitors is On-A-Slant Indian Village. Reconstructed earthlodges depict the lifestyle of the Mandan Indians, who occupied this site from about 1575-1781.
A modern campground is located in a scenic wooded area adjacent to the Heart River with picnic sites and playground equipment. Walking along the gently sloping hills, visitors have a panoramic vista of the Missouri River from the park's nature and historic trails.
The park also has 4 primitive campsites with horse corrals.
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is located 7 miles south of Mandan, ND, on Highway 1806. (Maps)
For those touring the historic fort buildings and Mandan Village, interpretive passes are required in addition to the vehicle entrance fee.
There are daily tours of the Custer House and the On-A-Slant Indian village (May - September).
ND Veterans Cemetery • Boat ramps • Golf and Tennis areas • State Capitol • North Dakota Heritage Center • Fort Rice and Huff Indian Village State Historic Sites • Riverboat • Five Nations Gallery and Gifts • Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation • Trolley • Raging Rivers Water Park• Zoo • Roughrider State OHV Trail • Standing Rock National Native American Scenic Byway • Old Red Trail Scenic Byway