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The Montana Historical Society

225 N. Roberts St, Helena, MT
800/243-9900
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This Museum is a great way to get your Montana history from past to present. Well done historical exhibits, a Charles Russell paintings/sculpture room, and a great museum store to buy all your tourists items.

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USA
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336 reviews 336 reviews
109 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Located across the street from the State Capitol. Well worth the visit. 3 different posters were given out free on that day. Beautiful art, artifacts, weapons and history on display.

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Aurora, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is truly a gem. The exhibits were very well done. I was impressed by the quality of each section. I learned something new about the state in which I wa born. Very well worth the visit, allot more time than you may expect.

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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Librarians made a good effort to help with my family history enquiries, and their collections of materials yielded wonderful material!

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Dallas, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I could have stayed in there even longer than I did! There were so many things of interest in this Museum. Many items about early settlers, the various Indian tribes, furniture used then, mining equipment, clothes worn …. tools used. Extremely interesting and well placed. It really gives you an idea of the hardships people faced getting out west and... More

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Pahrump, Nevada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a fantastic collection of MT historical artifacts. It's very well done. It's also right where the Last Chance tours embark, so the two really complement each other.

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Cochrane
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We only had a little over an hour to spend in the museum but it was wonderful We especially enjoyed the Charles Russell portion. Next time in Helena, we will allow more time to take in the rest of the exhibits.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Right across the street from the Capitol is the Historical society. Building exhibits are well done and interesting, whether old or young. You must get to know the individual running the gift shop. This guy really knows the history of the area and the importance of the items in his shop.

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Alberta, Canada
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268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Be sure to purchase the "combo" ticket to the MHS and the Original Governor's Mansion (only $8 for a senior). This is a great place. The Charlie Russell art exhibition alone is worth the very reasonable price of admission. There is a lot to see, so allow at least a couple of hours if you like to read the labels... More

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helena
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Whether you are a history buff or not, make some time to visit the Montana Historical Society. There is some great information on Montana's history, and some great surprises!

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