Camp Hancock State Historic Site

Camp Hancock State Historic Site

Camp Hancock State Historic Site
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Before there was Bismarck, there was Camp Hancock. Built in 1872 as a bustling military supply post, it became a national weather station in 1894. Camp Hancock is home to the oldest building in Bismarck, as well as an 1881 church and a locomotive from the glory days of steam transportation. The building houses interpretive exhibits and artifacts. The grounds are open daily, but buildings are currently closed. Tours by appointment only. Tours by appointment only.
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63impala
Stoneham, MA1,365 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The park is small BUT it is well worth the stop to check it out. Parking is easily had on the street and you can walk right in and see the church, locomotive and may little kiosks that tell the history of the park.
Written 26 May 2024
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Tamara S
Richmond, KY398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It was closed but walking around outside was just as educational and interesting. They’ve done an excellent job of posting information about that site and you can download an oral narrative too.
I’m glad we stopped and it was worth the 30 minutes to an hour it took to read and listen to its history.
Written 13 September 2023
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coachee1313
Montvale, NJ1,103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This little spot is most interesting and it is free. Read the placards that are set up and you will get a history of the camp’s origins. Interesting fo sure.
Written 9 October 2021
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julia_fisher
Merrimac, MA869 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
It was very rainy out so that put a damper on the visit. I was surprised that it was in a city i thought it was going to be more rural. We just dodged raindrops quickly to take the place in.
Written 20 August 2021
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Nicole B
Porto Alegre, RS985 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
It's only open fully on weekend afternoons, but the grounds are always open and free. Gorgeous recreated church, a train engine from 1909 in spectacular shape. Most of the old fort is gone, only the HQ and later signal station remains.
Written 8 July 2021
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Evelyn R
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
While exploring downtown found this amazing historical site, interesting part of North Dakota history, sitting in a beautiful park like atmosphere, make sure to check it out if you're a history buff
Written 10 August 2020
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Colin Archibald
Kingston, TN4,383 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Camp Hancock, site of the original military camp in Bismarck is filled with history. The Surgeon's house, which sits on the site later became a weather station and is now the museum. The building was originally a log building, but was covered with siding to give it a more modern look. Near the front door is a window that was cut into the siding to expose the log structure behind it. The site is also the home of the Church of the Bread of Life and a railway locomotive. the museum is currently closed for Covid restrictions, but you can still walk through the site and there is a app you can use on your smartphone to narrate the history of the sites features.
Written 25 July 2020
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada81,678 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This is a historical place with lots of information.

We see at first a locomotive.

However, there is way more to see!

1877-1894 Quartermasster's office and Signal station

1872: Officers Quarters

1881 Bread of Life Church

1909 Northern Pacific Railway Locomotive

1951 Camp Hamcock

1965: The oldest church was moved.

I learned a lot while I read all the ifnormation. It makes sense.

Worthwhile to see!
Written 1 June 2019
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Joseph M
East Sandwich, MA2,122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Business
I stopped by while walking along the street. I wasn't looking for it. It you like trains, weather bureau history, old churches, or old military posts, its worth stopping if you are in the area. I won't travel here to see it. Nice piece of local history. Well maintained.
Written 24 September 2018
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SteveMirn
Fort Collins, CO328 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
We really enjoyed this small museum and collection. It's free and you can spend as little or as much time as you like. It doesn't take very long to view everything.
Written 19 June 2018
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