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Log Cabin Visitor Center

The original Log Cabin Visitor Center (30’ x 50’) was built in 1975 with log walls/beams, cedar shake shingle roofing, pine wood ceiling/flooring, and a full basement costing $36,738.38. It is owned and maintained by the Verendrye Museum and has served as a Visitor Center since 2000 which is open Monday-Friday from 9 AM-4 PM. Visitors will find a selection of brochures and information for Fort Pierre and the surrounding area as well historic displays and showcases depicting items from the pioneer history of the area. The office of the Fort Pierre Development Corporation is located in the Visitor Center and welcomes visitors and tourist to tour the Log Cabin Museum, Sansarc Country School Museum and Old Jail which are located behind the log cabin. The Old Jail (16’ x 20’) was built in 1905 at a cost of $400 with masonry walls, cedar shake shingle roof and iron bar windows/door. In 1975, Gene Stoeser moved the Sansarc School from rural Stanley County to this site and it opened in 2015 as a Country School Museum under the guidance of Deb Schiefelbein and Betsey DeLoache.

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) 223-7603

04 East Main, Fort Pierre, SD 57532

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm
Log Cabin Visitor Center
Aerial view of Missouri River

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