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The Montana Historical Society

Address: 225 N. Roberts St, Helena, MT
Phone Number: 800/243-9900
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Ranked #4 of 27 Attractions in Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
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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Whitefish, Montana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The archivists do amazing work capturing the history of the people who have shaped our state. When I browse through the exhibits, I am filled with a deep respect for those who struggled to make their lives successful in Montana.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was the only person there so got to wander slowly through the interesting exhibits. Especially liked the Russell room, with many pen and ink drawings hidden in drawers, ready to be admired.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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254 reviews 254 reviews
147 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Directly adjacent to the capitol and easy parking. Spent several hours in the museum at the excellent displays in several sections. Native Americans, Montana History and the White Bison upstairs.

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Moscow, Idaho
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Even though we didn't arrive on a free day, we thought the price of $5.00 was well worth it. We went through time in the permanent exhibit from pre Clovis point to the 1950's with visits to Native American cultures, mining, ranching, and statehood . We were lucky to be there when they had a special exhibit of Charles M.... More 

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Pullman, Washington
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Every second Saturday of the month, admission is free. It's only $5 per person on other days. We just happened to visit on a second Saturday. They have outstanding displays on the Aboriginal peoples of Montana as well as the ranching, mining and settling of the region by the white man. They also have a separate section of Charles Russell's... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
63 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were lucky enough to make it here on the second Saturday of the month, when admission was free. It's definitely worth checking out at that price, but I'm not completely sure if I'd go for the usual five dollar admission. The gift store is nice, and free even without a ticket. It was great to see all of the... More 

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Winona, Minnesota, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had gone to tour the capital and stumbled onto the museum. It was only an hour before closing so our time was limited. We would have liked to have stayed longer. It is an excellent place for all ages to visit.

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Northern Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

On a lark we visited this museum. What a great surprise! We did not expect to see such a large volume of exhibits and they were all extremely well done. We especially were impressed with the various items and history from Native Americans. They also have a very large Charles Russell collection. We would highly recommend you spend some time... More 

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Loveland, Colorado, Usa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A great family tourist spot. My family was thrilled with all the interesting things that they learned. Staff was friendly. This is a must see for anyone visiting Helena, MT.

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Wyoming
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We were interested in Charlie Russell art & were on our way to Great Falls when we read about this Helena museum and their Charlie Russell gallery. So glad we stopped. It is much, MUCH better than the Charlie Russell Museum in Great Falls. Photography (no flash) is allowed. (Not in Great Falls). They have dozens of Russell illustrated letters... More 

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