The Mandan Historical Society is currently gathering historical information on approximately 40 residences of significant historical persons associated with the railroad in Mandan or commercial rail-associated buildings. Other transportation venues (i.e. steamboat and stage lines) will be considered if they add to the theme or enhance the overall transportation focus.
With the ND Railroad Museum in north Mandan, and the Fort Lincoln State Park to the south, the Home Heritage Walking Tour seeks to provide a central city destination for visitors drawn to one or both of the existing facilities. In addition to a new tourism destination, the project will publicly recognize a wide variety of individual property owners who have invested time and money to preserve a portion of our City's heritage.
Primary funding is through a Transporation Enhancement grant from the ND Department of Transportation with a 20% match from the City of Mandan Visitors Fund.
The first phase of home markers were installed in Spring 2008. A self-guided route map brochure can be downloaded by clicking on the adjacent link. Hardcopies of the map are available at local hotels and other tourist promotion sites located throughout the city.