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Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site

12882 129th Ave. NE, Walhalla, ND
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Oldest trading post

Fascinating that the trading post and it's buildings still exist after more than one hundred years... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2014
Carol G
,
Mandan, North Dakota
A short visit, but very informative

I had seen the sign for the Trading Post many times, but didn't realize how historic it was. This... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2012
Deborah P
,
Manitoba
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Between 1843 and 1873, this house and store, owned by Antoine B. Gingras, served the Metis community of St. Joseph. Buildings are the oldest standing structures built by Euro-Americans in North Dakota.
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6 Sep 2014
“Oldest trading post”
9 Jul 2012
“A short visit, but very informative”
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12882 129th Ave. NE, Walhalla, ND
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Reviewed 6 September 2014

Fascinating that the trading post and it's buildings still exist after more than one hundred years. Met excellent local interpreter there. Not only do you note cultural history, but natural history as well, as you can see the original banks of the river/lake there as...More

1  Thank Carol G
Reviewed 9 July 2012

I had seen the sign for the Trading Post many times, but didn't realize how historic it was. This is good for a quick visit (plan for less than an hour, unless the tour guides start chatting you up). The site features the oldest buildings...More

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 10 September 2009

The staff person on duty when we visited was very friendly and gave us a very nice tour. The buildings have been very nicely reconstructed. It seems like some of the staff works harder at their cleaning and maintenance responsibilities than others. If you are...More

3  Thank kimpete8
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