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Fort Atkinson State Park

. Description:  From 1820-1827 this post was western-most point of government authority, in charge of regulating the fur trade, and the location of the first school and library in Nebraska.  Restoration is ongoing, with an interpretive center, restored Armorer's Shop, two barracks walls and Council house providing focal points for interpreters.
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How to find: 
S 7th St
PO Box 240
Fort Calhoun, NE 68023

Parent Organization:
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Phone 402 468-5611
Alt Phone 402 468-5895
 Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Friends of Fort Atkinson
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Visitor center Memorial Day - Labor Day, Sat-Sun Sep & to 1st Sunday in Oct 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5
Season  Park grounds are open year round at 8 am. V.C.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec





As of FEB 2008     $4.35 ( daily park entry)   Please call ahead
Special Fees:  Parks entry permit $4.35 a day, $20.35 annual
Additional Group Info:
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  Tour grounds.  Signs indicate placement of features not reconstructed.  Interpretive schedules are available at the visitor center. See the Fort or Friends web pages for schedule of living history weekends featuring demonstrations and costumed interpretation
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period Type of Site
Buildings: Stockade,
Interpreters: Indian Agent Craftspeople: Blacksmith, gunsmith, sometimes cooper & carpenter
Special Programs:
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On Site Amenities:
Eating Picnic Vending/


Capacity  Yes      


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