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The Montana Historical Society

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Address: 225 N. Roberts St, Helena, MT
Phone Number: 800/243-9900
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Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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A great place to learn about Montana in one spot

A visit to this museum will give you a great start on learning about Montana's colorful history and hardy souls that overcame many obstacles and struggles to create Big Sky... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Rocky Mountains Usa
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Rocky Mountains Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A visit to this museum will give you a great start on learning about Montana's colorful history and hardy souls that overcame many obstacles and struggles to create Big Sky Country. It should not be missed!

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

An incredible amount of history done in a quality manner. I enjoyed walking around and taking it all in. The exhibits show how Montana for the last 150 years has grown and time even before that. Gift store has a great variety of things to buy. This is worth the stop here

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fremont,ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great little museum across from the Capital building. It is worth the cost of admission. There are very good depictions of the early Indian inhabitants and early settlers to Montana.

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Elk Grove, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We only got to the first floor, so we missed the white Bison. But the first floor has plenty and a good historical overview of all the people groups in MT history. There are interactive activities!

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We really enjoyed this museum. The section on the Chinese immigrants was so interesting to learn about. It is a take your time museum as there is so much to read and see.

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Windsor, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The good: The concept was well thought out and tips the hat to many of the unsung heroes (e.g. the native populations and the early Chinese immigrants to MT) as well as to local figures and artists. Some of the key moments are certainly captured as well (e.g. the Lewis and Clark expedition and Custer's last stand). The bad: This... More 

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Ft Myers Bch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A perfect place to begin to understand the cultue of Montana and the West. Even youngsters will be entranced by the cowboys, Indians and the settlers stories. Take your time. This is not a place to hurry through.

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Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stopped at the Montana Historical Society near the end of the day and we sort of peeked in to see what it had to offer. We were pleasantly surprised to find that it was free (second Saturdays) Touring the museum can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour (or more) depending upon how much interest you take in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Artifacts are tremendous and Charles Russell paintings are superb, and timeline displays are okay, but the fact that you can't drink the water from the fountain doesn't speak well for the facility! Would wonder if the building is safe. Definitely enjoyed but was aghast that a public facility would have a sign that the water was unsafe for consumption! Really????

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Western art at its best, knowing more about an artist that was in real life a real good man iseems unique and rare these days. Worth the visit just for Russell .

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Additional Information about The Montana Historical Society

Address: 225 N. Roberts St, Helena, MT
Phone Number: 800/243-9900
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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