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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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Historical Museum

This is a great tie in with the Last Chance tour Train.A nice museum, with enjoyable exhibits for all ages. Located across the street from the State capital building, all within... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Clancy
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great tie in with the Last Chance tour Train.A nice museum, with enjoyable exhibits for all ages. Located across the street from the State capital building, all within walking distance.

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Lindsay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Montana Historical Society Museum is a great local attraction. There is a very nice collection of Charlie Russell paintings and the illustrated letters he mailed to friends are wonderful. Be sure to open the drawers in the cabinets to view these treasures. There is a great section geared towards children showing Indian and early American life.

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Helena, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good displays, interesting arrays of items n store, volunteers make it special, Collections of western art, Helena and Montana art,artifacts and dioramas, and questions are welcome

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Great place to learn about Montana's history. I never knew how much history Montana actually had until visiting the museum. Very fun and informative for kids and adults alike. I recommend trying this place out. They did a great job with it! Make sure to look at the 1 ton cottonwood carving above the gift shop entrance. You've never seen... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We absolutely loved this museum/art gallery. Admission was 5 bucks. Takes you through Montanas entire early years history. Fascinating reading, loved the exhibits. We really, really enjoyed the Charles M. Russel gallery. Learned a lot about the man behind the brush and saw a few interesting different art styles. Gift store was also worth a stop. Lots of books by... More 

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Helena, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This facility is a great place to visit and see the Montana history and artifacts. It is truly full of information pertaining to Montana History.

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Soquel, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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 

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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...

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Cottonwood Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 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 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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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 

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