Last updated: 1/24/2013
Danbury, Wisconsin
Street Address
8500 County Road U
Danbury, WI 54830
Mailing Address
8500 County Road U
Danbury, WI 54830
phone: 715-866-8890
fax: 715-866-8081
Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park tours are closed for the season
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday10 AM - 4 PM
Visitor center winter hours
Monday - Friday10 AM - 3 PM
Under 5 Free
6 to 12 $5.00
12 & over $7.00
Families $20.00
Groups (30+) $5.00
Steve Wierschem, Director
phone: 715-866-8890

200 years ago the North West Company and the XY Company built fur trade posts along the banks of the Yellow River. Today those fur trade companies are on center stage at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park.

First discovered in a state archeological dig in 1969, the site is now on the National Register of Historic Sites. The fur trade site includes four reconstructed 1802-1804 trade houses on the site where they originally were located. Traditionally dressed interpreters provide living history tours. The site also includes a representative Woodland Indian Village.

The park also includes:
5000 sq ft Log Visitor Center
Museums & Gift Shop
Palmer House Research Library
Outdoor Amphitheater
1887 Karlsborg Schoolhouse
Blacksmith Shop
Summer Hiking Trails
Winter X-country Ski Trails

Educational Programs

School tour groups visit in May-June and September-October. $5.00/student "Yellow River Echoes" is an event that recreates life as it was lived in the North West and XY fur posts of Folle Avoine. June 23 & 24 2012 Admission
Three exhibits presently on display:
Fur Trade Exhibit
St Croix Ojibwe Exhibit
Swedish immigration kiosk exhibit sponsored by Swedish Council of America.
Research library provides opportunities to explore family and local history through original documents, and answers research queries.


'Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park is managed by the Burnett County Historical Society to offer a wide diversity of educational experiences and as a center for community activities.


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes


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