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Fort Pierre Depot & Museum

With the planned 1907 construction of a railroad bridge across the Missouri River from Pierre to Fort Pierre, the Chicago and NorthWestern railroad track was quickly laid from Fort Pierre to Rapid City. Along the route, depots were built to handle the passengers and freight along with providing supplies for the early steam engine powered trains. The Fort Pierre depot was completed in 1906 and served the community for over 50 years. Eventually trucks, cars, and airplanes largely replaced trains for personal travel and freight movement. By 1964, the railroad abandoned many depots, including the Fort Pierre depot, and the buildings were sold as surplus.

See Verendrye Museum to learn more about this historical sight and others in Historic Fort Pierre.

Located near 1st St & 4th Ave, Fort Pierre, SD 57532

The Verendrye Museum maintains the Fort Pierre DepotLog Cabin Visitor CenterSansarc Country School Museum, and the 1905 Stanley County Jail. Please visit The Verendrye Museum or email for more information.


(605) 223-7697

1st St & 4th Ave, Fort Pierre, SD 57532

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9am-4pm
Sunday: 11am-4pm

Fort Pierre Depot & Museum
Aerial view of Missouri River

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