The Mandan Historical Society has gathered historical information on approximately 40 residences of significant historical persons associated with the railroad in Mandan or other transporation-associated buildings (i.e. steamboat and stagecoach lines). Funding was secured to place markers in front of 20 of these buildings in 2008. Other homes which add to the theme or enhance the overall transportation focus and/or meet minimum criterial will be brought into the program as funding is secured.
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.
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.