Chateau de Mores State Historic Site
“The promise of vast fortunes brought the Marquis de Morès to the fledgling settlement of Little Missouri, but murder and mayhem marked his arrival. In just six months he built a 26-room hunting cabin, founded the town of Medora (named for his wife), constructed an abattoir, and was charged with murder. Join us just a few paces SW of Medora to discover more about the town’s most controversial figure! At the Chateau you can…
-Trace the Marquis steps through the ruins of his abattoir at Chimney Park and enjoy a picnic in the shade of the cottonwood grove.
-Take in the statue and landscaped gardens of DeMorès Park in downtown.
-Wander among the 26 rooms of the romantic hunting cabin he built for his wife, Medora.
-Explore hundreds of items that belonged to the family.
-Uncover the origins of the town and the Marquis’ determination to build a cattle empire.
A visit to the Chateau is perfect for the historian in all of us.”