Due to the Corona Virus, until farther notice, all Northern Agricultural Research Center properties, including all Fort Assinniboine properties, have been temporarily closed to all foot and vehicle traffic. Signs will be posted. Thanks for your understanding.
FORT ASSINNIBOINE, the largest military post in Montana was constructed in 1879 and actively used through 1911. The site is now the home of the Northern Agriculture Research Center, operated by Montana State University.
Fort Assinniboine is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Fort Assinniboine Preservation Association conducts regular guided tours of the site during the summer months.
SPECIAL EVENT- LIVING HISTORY
A full slate of fun and educational activities is planned for Living History on June 6th.
The day’s activities begin at 10 a.m. with tours of Fort Assinniboine from the comfort of the Black Jack Wagon. Use of the Black Jack Wagon allows us to give an extended tour of the historic fort which gives the visitor a more impressive view of the size and grandeur that was Fort Assinniboine. The special price for these tours is only seven dollars.
Also available to help start the day will be free coffee and cookies.
Available again this year will be the Bullhook Bottoms Black Powder Club. The club will be showing off their large collection of antique firearms and also giving some lucky youngsters the opportunity to pull the cord that fires their cannon.
If you bring your appetite with you, a free will offering lunch will be provided. The menu this year will be pulled pork with pork-n- beans, chips and a beverage.
The fort Interpretive Center and museum will be open for inspection and our guests will be able to inspect our selection of gift shop items for sale. These items include books, post cards and enhanced slate roof tiles that once covered one of the buildings at the fort. In addition to the Interpretive Center, the Officer’s Amusement Hall and the Guard House being open for viewing, a new feature this year will be a never seen before BOQ apartment. Tours of this feature have been requested for years and we are finally able to make it available.
The day will also include several individuals wearing period costumes. These will include 19th century infantry uniform, a 19th century 7th Cavalry uniform and a Royal Canadian Mounted Police uniform.
The special tours will end at 3:00 p.m.
Sax Cadillac and the Other Brothas and Sistas Band is also expected to make an appearance during the festivities.