A North Dakota State Historic Site

The promise of vast fortunes brought the Marquis de Mores to the fledgling settlement of Little Missouri, but murder and mayhem marked his arrival.

In six months he would build a 26-room hunting cabin, found the town of Medora, construct his abattoir, and be charged with murder.

At the Chateau you can...
- Trace the Marquis' steps through the ruins of his abattoir
- Wander among the 26 rooms of the romantic hunting cabin he built for his wife
- Explore hundreds of items that belonged to the family
- Discover the origins of the town and the Marquis' determination to build a cattle empire

 A visit to the Chateau de Mores is perfect for the historian in all of us. 

Fun at the Chateau

Watch history unfold before your eyes in History Alive!, where you can meet and explore the lives of local residents from a bygone era, including the Marquis and Marquise. Follow this link for times and dates of History Alive! programs!

Want to experience the beauty of the Little Missouri River at the same pace as the Marquis? Join one of the two-mile carriage rides and take off for adventure! Follow this link to see carriage ride times and prices, or call (701) 623-4355 to learn about their availability.


Adults - $10.00
6-15 - $3.00
6 & under - FREE
Off-season adult - $5.00
Off-season child - $1.50

Children visit for FREE every Wednesday, June through August!
All prices include tax. Admission for the Interpretive Center includes tour tickets for the Chateau de Mores site. Allow two hours per visit. Purchase tickets at the front desk of the Chateau de Mores Interpretive Center.

Get more information on the Chateau de Mores website here.

Business Hours

The Interpretive Center is open year round.

Winter Hours: Labor Day - Memorial Day 9:00am - 5:00pm MDT, Tuesday - Saturday
Summer Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day 8:30am - 5:30pm MDT, daily

The Chateau is open May-October, 8:30am - 5:00pm MDT daily, weather permitting

Chimney Park and DeMores Memorial Park are open year round.

The Marquise de Mores built the Chateau in the 1880s. He then went on to name the little cattle town his Chateau overlooked, "Medora" after his wife Medora Vallombrosa, the Marquise de Mores. 

The Chateau de Mores State Historic Site is a proud member of the Medora Chamber of Commerce and listed here in partnership with the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation