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of historic fort benton, montana

Scamps & Scalawags, Warriors and Heroes, Fur Traders and Whiskey Traders, Lawmen and Outlaws, Cowboys and Homesteaders.

 

 

 

 

 

Come see and hear the stories

of historic fort benton, montana

Scamps & Scalawags, Warriors and Heroes, Fur Traders and Whiskey Traders, Lawmen and Outlaws, Cowboys and Homesteaders.

 

 

 

 

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The time of the Blackfeet hunts on the northern plains, the passage of Lewis & Clark, the fur & robe trade from palisaded forts along the Upper Missouri, and the final attempts to settle the great plains.

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Step back in time as you explore the history of the American West at Fort Benton, Montana’s remarkable museums. Explore hundreds of years of frontier history, let us assist you in your journey of discovery.

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At Fort Benton’s museums, you’ll explore 200 years of Western and frontier history… authentic stories of great adventure and sometimes great tragedies. See period furnishings, collections and more!

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Experience the
Birthplace of Montana!

Montana’s Heritage Complex 
of 
World Class Museums and Research Facilities

Located in Fort Benton “The Birthplace of Montana”™  the Heritage Complex is the home of Old Fort Benton, The Museum of the Upper Missouri, The State of Montana’s Museum of the Northern Great Plains, Homestead Village, The Hornaday Smithsonian Buffalo Gallery, The Upper Missouri River Breaks Interpretive Center, The Overholser Research Center, The Schwinden Library, and The Montana Agricultural Center.

Welcome to Historic Fort Benton!

Learn more about these amazing museums and plan your visit to Fort Benton!

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Step back in time as you explore the history of the American West at Fort Benton!

I strongly advise you go visit these museums!

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I strongly advise you go visit these museums!

Sam

posted on, TripAdvisor

I strongly advise you go visit these museums!

Sam

posted on, TripAdvisor

Hours of Operation

HISTORIC
OLD FORT BENTON

May 26, 2018 thru October 1, 2018
10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday through Saturday

Noon to 4:00 PM on Sunday

MUSEUM OF THE
NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS

May 26, 2018 thru October 1, 2018
10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday through Saturday
Noon to 4:00 PM on Sunday

MUSEUM OF THE
UPPER MISSOURI

Open Memorial Day weekend through the last Sunday in September
May 26, 2017 through October 1, 2017
Noon to 4:00 PM on Sunday

UPPER MISSOURI RIVER
BREAKS INTERPRETIVE CTR

Summer Hours
Memorial Day Weekend through the last Sunday in September
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Daily,
Including Holidays

Winter Hours
Call for Appointment
406-622-4000 or 1-877-256-3252