The Pioneer Village Historical Museum will be open special hours during the North Dakota State Fair. The museum will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (even on weekends).

Stop by and take a break from the Fair. Enjoy the shade and relax, have a free cold drink of water (or fill up your water bottle) and tour the Village.

Founded in 1951 as Ward County's only "Official Historical Society"
2005 Burdick Expressway East
Minot, ND 58701


(Located on the North Dakota State Fair Grounds)

The Pioneer Village of the Ward County Historical Society is located on the North Dakota State Fair Grounds, in Minot, North Dakota. In addition to the Pioneer Village, there is an Antique Vehicles  Museum displaying antique cars, horse-drawn buggies and sleds.

We are happy to announce that through  the help of volunteers, FEMA, and your financial contributions all of our buildings and items have been completely restored after the 2011 flood.  WCHS is looking forward to your visit the summer of 2015.


The original Sundre Log Cabin is also on display as well as the original South Prairie Cook Car donated by Lorraine Smith of South Prairie. A Blacksmith shop, General store and the original (Imperial) Ward County Court House which has served many colorful and various functions over the years are on display        

  Winter time we are closed, except for special events and tours by appointments.                                                    Call Sue at 701-839-0785

Summer Hours

May 16th, 2017 through Labor Day

Noon to 5 p.m.

Tuesday - Saturday

Sundays by appointment.

Magic City Classic Car Association exhibit in car museum.
Please come join us for a great season.

If you would like to support the Ward County Historical Society, you can donate by clicking the button below, or you can visit our Fundraising page for more information.

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