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Big Horn County Historical Museum

1163 3rd Street East, Hardin, MT 59034
+1 406-665-1671
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excellent maintenance and display of this museum

Even though I have been past this museum many times and this is the first time I have even gone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loved it!!

This is located just off the freeway at first exit into town. Easy on and off...whether its guns... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paula B
Eagle Point, Oregon
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The Big Horn County Historical Museum is the largest historical museum in Montana, with 4 large exhibit buildings and 23 historical buildings. It chronicles western history in Big Horn County, including Fort Custer, Native American life, ranch and cowboy life, and community development.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1163 3rd Street East, Hardin, MT 59034
+1 406-665-1671
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though I have been past this museum many times and this is the first time I have even gone into it. This was so well presented, very, very tasteful. They have displayed many local historical buildings around the county. This was where Fort Custer...More

Thank seetheworldmontana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is located just off the freeway at first exit into town. Easy on and off...whether its guns, knifes, clothing, handheld tools, maps or historicial buildings, it's all here. They had people dressed in period clothing firing a Gatlin gun, a cannon and period rifle....More

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best museum in Montana. The beautifully restored buildings make for amazing photo opportunities. It's park like qualities provide a great place for a picnic.

Thank nitajo59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome photos, art and memorabilia inside, but don't miss the out buildings! I saw people skip those, but I think that was the best part. Climb on board the caboose!

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here while staying in Hardin for the weekend and were surprised at all there is to see. A very interesting place. Give yourself a few hours to look at everything.

Thank mark s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited yesterday for Little Big Horn Days. First saw the re-enactment. It was terrific, you really got your money's worth. Next visited the historical museum. Loved the exhibits here & the interpreters. They really took their time to talk to you. Very informative & interesting!

Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the better part of the day here. Watched the re-enactment of Custards last stand. It was 20 per person and not quite worth it. It was a bit too long and tedious. But overall, it was a very informative day.

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

We really enjoyed our visit here was very interesting and very informative would recommend this as place to visit

Thank GJCOX1955
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This place looks like any other stretch of land in these part until it hits home what happened, here. It becomes eerily beautiful when I thought of it from a historical point of view. The anguish, fear, and desperation felt on both side of the...More

Thank Old P
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a fantastic museum with many buildings to go through and history to go around! You will find a lot of information about the local farm and business family's in the area.

Thank Kelly T
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Tom J
1 October 2016|
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Response from Rust-E-Junque | Reviewed this property |
Summer Hours Memorial Day to Labor Day 8am to 6pm Daily Winter Hours Labor Day to Memorial Day 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday Historic Buildings Closed October 1 to May 1 Closed Holidays Thanksgiving Christmas Eve at... More
29 July 2016|
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Response from Beth B | Reviewed this property |
They didn't make any impression on me, but my husband would have noticed. I asked and he does not remember seeing them. But not all the buildings were open