Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

201 S. 7th St.
Fort Calhoun, NE 68023- Map It
Phone: (402) 468-5611

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park is .5 mi. e. of US 75 at 201 S. 7th St. Active 1820-27, the fort was established as the first U.S. military post west of the Missouri River. A visitor center features talking mannequins re-enacting treaty talks between the Pawnee Indian Nation and the federal government, murals depicting mountain man Jim Bridger and Omaha chief Big Elk, a film chronicling the fort's history and artifacts unearthed during restoration. Visitors may watch the fort restoration in progress. Living-history demonstrations are staged periodically.
$6 per private vehicle. Visitor center $2; $1 (ages 3-13).
Hours: Park open daily 8-7, Memorial Day-Labor Day; 8-5, rest of year. Visitor center open daily 10-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; hours vary rest of year (weather permitting). Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 2 hours minimum.