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Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

Join Fort Abraham Lincoln’s troops for “Life of a Frontier Soldier”.  Being a soldier on the Dakota frontier at Fort Abraham Lincoln was challenging and many were young men when they ventured out to Dakota Territory not knowing the struggles they would face.

During the special program, kids will take the official oath of enlistment in the U.S. frontier military; learn about life living on a frontier army post; the basics of field rifle and marching drill on the parade ground; and their role as part of Fort Abraham Lincoln. The program also includes a visit to the Commanding Officer's Quarters and a chance to try on military uniforms.

Program Dates:

  • Saturday, June 8
  • Saturday, July 6
  • Saturday, August 3

Child registration and participation is free with paid park vehicle entrance. Purchase a daily permit for $7 or an annual permit for $35. Each morning session is limited to 30 kids. Please call ahead (701-667-6350) and sign up your child to reserve your spot or arrive at the Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Commissary Store and register each morning starting at 9 a.m. Program starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 11 a.m. The program is designed for elementary school-age kids grades 1-6. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend and watch the program.

For more information, email falsp@nd.gov

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