History whispers at Camp Hancock

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History whispers within Bismarck’s very walls at the Camp Hancock State Historic Site. Built in 1872 as Fort Greeley, it was renamed after a Civil War commander.

This infantry post safeguarded railroad construction through the region. The site’s only original building, the post surgeon’s quarters (now a museum), is the oldest structure in all of Bismarck. Exhibits unveil the story of the fort’s evolution from a military post to a vital supply depot and signal station.

Today, visitors can explore the restored grounds, including a 1909 Northern Pacific locomotive and the relocated St. George’s Episcopal Church, originally built in 1881.

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