Chateau de Mores State Historic Site
Address: PO Box 106
Medora, ND
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“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.”

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Address: Red Trail Street
Medora, ND
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