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Montana Historical Society Museum

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Address: 225 N. Roberts St, Helena, MT
Phone Number: 800/243-9900
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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There's something for everyone at this museum.

This wonderful museum is located a short walk from the State Capitol, and between the two, you can enjoy a great historical experience for the better part of a day. I suggest you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Soquel, CA
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Soquel, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wonderful museum is located a short walk from the State Capitol, and between the two, you can enjoy a great historical experience for the better part of a day. I suggest you go online to acquaint yourself with the permanent and short-term exhibits, as well as traveling exhibits. Our favorite was an amazing display of Charles Russell's paper art... More 

Thank fords4ever
Helena, Montana
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the Historical Society for the Charlie M Russell exhibit alone. Add that on the Saturday I went it was free (second Saturday or something) and it really is a cool place to see Montana History. If you are on vacation add the Tour Train for some Helena knowledge and you have yourself a nice little Saturday...

Thank Mess417
Cottonwood Idaho
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I hadn't been to the Historical Society Museum in over 30 years. Although we enjoyed all the exhibits the real standout is the Charles Russell room. Especially enjoyed being able to pull out the drawers containing Russell correspondence most of which he illustrated. Through reading these the man comes alive especially his humor. Admission was reasonable. A memorable & worthwhile... More 

Thank FrancesinIdaho
Des Moines, Iowa
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Cool, cool, cool place. Not too big, and definitely low key, but 5 stars all the way. It is located contiguous to the Capital grounds. Lots of street parking all around. Attractive and very safe feeling neighborhood. The Charles Russell exhibit is comprehensive and extremely well curated. We didn't have much knowledge of him, but really grooved on this piece... More 

Thank NewStart78
Butte, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I very much enjoyed the variety of history displayed. The Hall of Chinese history was very well done, and brings a forgotten part of our history to light.

Thank Kathy E
Smithers, B.C.
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Very well presented and informative. Covers aboriginal history, white settlement, the fate of the buffalo, mining. There is a fine frontier weapons collection. Also a section on the western artist Charles Russell. Well informed and helpful staff. I spent a couple hours here, which was not enough. Highly recommended.

Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I have spent a lot of time there, researching two books. Very helpful staff. The museum is on the first floor, which is well worth seeing, and the gift shop is great.

Thank Christy L
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We really enjoyed this museum. Especially the Russell art room. We missed going to great falls but tripadvisor reviews said this was just as good

Thank Pat K
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203 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Going through Helen, MT and came across the local museum and enjoyed the Charles Russel exhibit and other historical displays.

Thank Matusla
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Montana Historical Society is a wonderful museum in Helena. The displays are interactive for children and interesting for adults. If you are looking for a fun way to learn the history of Montana, and entertain the children, plan a visit to the Montana Historical Society.

Thank Bigskylady

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