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Description - This information was provided by NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION

Located near Elyria, Fort Hartsuff is typical of Plains infantry outposts. It stood as a buffer between settlers and Indians in the North Loup River valley from 1874 81. Its nine major buildings were built of concrete, which helped them withstand the passage of time. Acquired as a historical park in 1961, it has been restored as it was when soldiers patrolled the Loup and Cedar river valleys and pioneered a new trail to the Black Hills gold fields in the 1870s.

Fort Hartsuff's Visitor Center is located in a historical building built in 1874, which originally housed the commanding officer's office. The area's Visitor Center features interpretive displays and brochures. The gift shop includes books for the serious historian and a wide range of gifts for people of all ages.

Attractions - Camping: No Water: Yes Modern Restroom: Yes Picnicking: Yes Picnic Tables: 7 Visitor Center: Yes The hours to the Visitor Center/Gift Shop are Memorial Day - Labor Day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week. During the off season the visitor's center is always open. The gift shop is open intermittently. Office on Site: Yes Fort Hartsuff's Office Hours: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recreation - Fort Hartsuff's Visitor Center is located in a historical building built in 1874, which originally housed the commanding officer's office. The area's Visitor Center features interpretive displays and brochures. The gift shop includes books for the serious historian and a wide range of gifts for people of all ages.

Climate - Nebraska has a moderate climate with high humidity. The relative humidity in this state averages 70 percent throughout the year. Winter temperatures normally average between 20 and 45 degrees F. March brings warmer weather and temperatures above freezing for most of the month. Spring is in full swing by late April when temperatures often reach above 60 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach highs of 95 degrees F frequently, with warm weather continuing into mid September. Crisp fall weather truly begins in October when nighttime temperatures begin to dip into the low 40s. The wettest time of the year in this state is late spring through summer.

Location - Fort Hartsuff is located between Ord and Burwell on Highway 11. Turn northeast off of Highway 11 and drive 4 miles northeast of Elyria, NE on a paved county road.


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Report: Hardest part is finding it. Take Hwy 11 north from Grand Island through Ord and turn at Elyria on paved road 3-4 miles. Beautiful complete 1870's military post. Not a tourist trap. Very authentic. Living History on weekends and holidays.


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Contact Information:
Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park, RR 1, Box 37 , Burwell, NEBRASKA, 68823-9801, Phone: (308) 346-4715
, Fort.Hartsuff@ngpc.ne.gov

Additional Information:
Nebraska's Historic Sites -

Links:
Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park - Official site of Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

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