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In the small community of Hatton, North Dakota, lies a stately home that was once the childhood home of one of the greatest pilots in aviation history, Carl Ben Eielson. Built in 1900, this Queen Anne-style home now holds the Hatton-Eielson Museum with history from the city of Hatton, the Eielson family, and the surrounding area.

Located along North Dakota Highway 18 just 75 miles northwest of Fargo and 40 miles southwest of Grand Forks, the Hatton-Eielson Museum is a quick and easy drive for an adventure into aviation and rural history.

While in Hatton, you can also check out Ben Eielson's Fokker "Alaskan" Airplane at the Eielson Hangar. Flown by Eielson in preparation for the Detroit News Expedition to fly from Point Barrow, Alaska, to Spitsbergen, Norway, this aviation gem now resides in Eielson's downtown Hatton.

Take a quick drive and discover a whole new world. We look forward to welcoming you to Hatton!

Recently added is a World War 1 display commemorating 100 years since the U.S. entered WW1.  The display includes music from 1917, a video of the war, and a commentary on how the war affected all aspects of life then and up to the present.