Historic Old Fort Benton



Historic Old Fort Benton

Old Fort Park
Fort Benton, Montana 59442

Experience the fur and buffalo robe trade of the 1850's at Historic Old Fort Benton, Montana. 

Here the Blackfeet and other tribes traded buffalo robes and other furs for trade goods such as beads, guns, blankets, knives, cookware, and cloth.

  • Historic Old Fort Benton
  • The Tradestore
  • Display at the Fort
  • Display



Tour the Fort and see rooms filled with period furnishings, the trade store with buffalo robes, beads, trinkets, blankets and other period trade goods, the warehouse with its fur trade era collections, and the blacksmith & carpenters shop. New for 2012, the newly reconstructed Bourgeois House or Chief Traders residence will be open for visitors.  The Bourgeois House is home to the Starr Gallery which features Karl Bodmer's Travels Into The Interior of North America aquatint collection, and Robert Scriver's No More Buffalo Collection.

Our knowledgeable staff will assist you in your journey of discovery of the Fort that became the most important robe trading post on the Upper Missouri River.

To learn more about Historic Old Fort Benton please visit 
http://www.fortbenton.com/fbrestore/index.htm

For Further Information Contact
The River and Plains Society
P.O. Box 262
Fort Benton, Montana 59442
406-622-5316
8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon - Weekdays
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