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Fort Whoop-Up Trading Post Museum

200 Indian Battle Park Rd, Lethbridge, Alberta T0K 0K0, Canada
+1 403-659-4001
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Enjoyable re-creation

We really rnjoyed the Ft. Whoop-Up re-creation. First there was an informative short movie and then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pleasanton, California
Informative and enjoyable

Enjoyable afternoon. I recommend taking one of the excellent private tours that are provided free... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anita V
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Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Society previously operated Fort Whoop Up in Lethbridge. The Society has moved its main exhibit on the Blackfoot Confederacy to Cardston, Alberta. Mailing address: Box 1074, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4A2
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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200 Indian Battle Park Rd, Lethbridge, Alberta T0K 0K0, Canada
+1 403-659-4001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really rnjoyed the Ft. Whoop-Up re-creation. First there was an informative short movie and then you walked through the fort where there were articles from the period and explanations on placards and also in the brochure. The staff were pleasant and informative. A horse...More

Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable afternoon. I recommend taking one of the excellent private tours that are provided free of charge. Great way to hear the stories and learn history of the Fort. The staff are helpful and very well informed - thank you Brooke! The wagon ride was...More

Thank Anita V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun experience for the family at a decent price. We almost didn't go, however, because the website for the Fort stated that it was still closed and looking for new management - luckily, we noticed some cars in the parking lot when...More

Thank JukeboxMama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a rebuilt version of a trading post from the late 1800s. It helped me understand the Whisky Trail better. The staff was great. I was especially lucky to be there on Friday at 2:30 when Blanche, a Blackfoot woman, came and shared her...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Quite a nice little place. We went on a wagon-ride, which was excellent and informative and the horses were beautiful. Nice fort in good condition with several tipis and a decent collection of memorabilia inside. Worth the price of admission.

Thank gaynor h
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Not unlike other fort sites, however it is on a historic and interesting location right near the "famous" bridge. We went on the wagon ride which was interesting and informative. (included in the admission to the fort)

Thank yaletowners
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is a small taste of the local history. There are interactive staff members who show you historical skills and answer questions. The fort displays are wonderful. The fort is also close to the Nature Center and the Galt Museum so it is easy to...More

1  Thank Minaminame
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The Fort Whoop-Up experience starts with a short video explaining this origins and history of the fort and the surrounding area. I learned a lot about the buffalo robe and whiskey trade of the 1880s, and it really helped to colour the rest of the...More

1  Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were there in April of 2017. It's been taken over by the Galt Museum, and there seems to be some activity. But it was closed, and staff didn't indicate if/when it would be reopening.More

3  Thank BenLar137
Management response:Responded 28 April 2017

Fort Whoop-Up remains a summer seasonal attraction that is open from May to the August. Our 2017 opening day is Sun MAY 14 from 1–4:30 pm. Information about hours can be found online at galtmuseum.com/fort-whoop_up The Front Desk staff at the Galt Museum & Archives...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016

The site is in the process of rebuilding exsibits and the authendicating the story of the fort so it is more accurate . The staff are very interesting to talk to and the Fort itself is much easier to move through now. Lots of history...More

1  Thank Bob M
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