Job Opportunity

Fort Seward has a Part time seasonal job opening! Visitor Center Attendant: Assist with the overall operation of the Fort Seward Historic Site, including but not limited to selling merchandise at the Gift Shop, giving guided tours of the Museum and outdoor exhibits as needed, helping with brick location, cleaning restrooms, camping sites and the Historical Glamping units, managing the reservation system, weeding the flower beds and historic gardens, taking down the large flag during extreme weather, and other duties as assigned. Pay is $11.50 per hour with an average of 16 hours per week.


18 years of age, cash register experience, basic computer and public relations experience preferred. Must be able to work every other weekend, work independently, manage time well and work in a variety of weather conditions.

Volunteers Wanted!

We are looking for friendly faces for the 2021 season at Fort Seward! If you love history, or even just would love to help out in the historic gardens we offer our guests, we would love to have you come on out!

We are also looking for members for the 150th Celebration Planning Committee. Please email us at of you are interested.

Historic Camping at Fort Seward

Come have a one of a kind camping experience at Historic Fort Seward, Jamestown ND. All the fun, with zero set up. Our units come fully furnished with Double rope beds, ticked mattresses, bedding, tin dishes and utensils for 4, a wood table, 4 chairs, as well as cast iron to cook with. You need need to bring your cooler and food. We will even throw in your first bundle of wood! You will have access to our modern bathrooms and shower room as well. Each unit has a firepit, but the Fort also has a larger firepit for our guests to enjoy. You will not find another place quite like the Historic Camping at Fort Seward. The rates for 2021 will be $65.00 per night. This includes your tax and cleaning fee. Ask us about group rates as well! We look forward to seeing you! Booking for the Historic Camping can be found on

New Additions coming 2021!

We are planning on expanding the Fort Seward Tent City project in 2021! As many of our past guests know, we do not have building on the Fort Seward grounds. In 2020 we started a brand new outdoor Tent City to better tell the story of Fort Seward. It was well received, so we are now planning to expand! We hope to have each building that was on the grounds represented in Canvas Exhibit tents, with a goal for the project to be complete May 2022. Please consider donating to help achieve our goal!

2021 Weekly Exhibits

Our Themed Weeks are Back!

Each Saturday, we will have a new opportunity for guests to learn about different parts of life around the Jamestown area in the time the Fort was active. From learning how to pack a wagon to get ready for a long journey, planting a 3 sisters garden, quilting, the History of the American Flag, and the life of a Enlisted Solider, we will have something for everyone to enjoy! Watch for our Schedule of Events coming soon for each weeks theme.

Historic Fort Seward

Historic Fort Seward was in operation from 1872 to 1877. The main job of the men that served there was to oversee the building of the railroad through Jamestown.

The site now contains a Veterans’ Memorial Wall, with personalized bricks for purchase, an interpretive center with many original historical items from the site, and a beautiful overlook of the City of Jamestown.

Click here for a Brick Order Form or email us with your order.

The Journey Back in Time Begins Here!


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Sibley Tent camping like it was 1875

We are EXCITED to announce the addition of historic ‘glamping’ to Fort Seward this year!!

Historical Fort Seward located overlooking the beautiful James River Valley in Jamestown, ND.

Thanks for joining me! Come Explore the History of Jamestown.

Click here for Google map directions to the Historical Fort Seward Site.

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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton