O'Fallon Historical Museum

O'Fallon Historical Museum, Baker: Hours, Address, O'Fallon Historical Museum Reviews: 5/5

O'Fallon Historical Museum
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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O'Fallon Historical Museum houses six buildings of Fallon County History. We are open year round and admission is always free! Get a taste of what homestead life was like on the open prairie, tour the original Fallon County Jail, and see the World's Largest Steer (born and raised in Fallon County.)
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OldManDoc
Amesville, OH206 contributions
Great collection of artifacts, buildings, and memorabilia. Darn shame it is not on I94 because people miss this. But if you want to see Montana, get off the interstate and drive to this place. The host is very knowledgable, the exhibits endless, and as an extra added attraction the lake with a fine picnic area is only three blocks away. So get off the interstate and see the real Montana. (By the way, if you come via route 12 you will also see some interesting homestead ruins.) And PS, it's FREE!
Written August 4, 2020
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ShellBelle
Scottsdale, AZ241 contributions
Friends
I had no idea what to expect when I decided to make a stop in the museum as I was passing through Baker, Montana. But this place sure knows how to make history interesting! I was convinced after visiting their website where I saw a cute little seven-ish-year-old describe historic cars. That’s when I decided this isn’t your average museum! (And it’s not!)

From the world’s largest steer to Lady Liberty herself, the curator did a great job of keeping my tour light, interesting and entertaining! If you’re on the Yellowstone trail, or adding through Baker for any other reason, you won’t be disappointed if you go out of your way to take in a little history here!
Written August 8, 2019
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Lawrence A
Monrovia, CA11 contributions
Solo
This museum is a fine gem in a very small town. It's actually a group of six buildings of various size. There is something for everyone here: Baker historical artifacts, war items, classic cars, the biggest steer on record, old electronics/appliances, tools, guns, dolls, photos. I spent about 90 minutes going through there and then another 30 minutes just chatting with the curator about the museum and town. It is free (donations accepted) and well worth your time!
Written September 16, 2014
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Chuck I
2 contributions
Business
I’m not a museum fan. Nothing bores me more than looking at some bored stuff. But this is unique to me. I can’t tell you why but I enjoyed visiting this museum. The curator was personable but not overwhelming. Unlike those who push you to see what they see and embrace the past. She made the visit more appealing.
Written May 26, 2019
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2doglady
Tennessee721 contributions
Couples
Not sure who did the murals on the buildings around this museum, but they are well done and add a definite perk to this area. The museum is in several small buildings. Steer Montana was really something to see!
Written May 16, 2019
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Andy W
Phoenix, AZ1,323 contributions
Solo
OK, every small town boasts a museum, filled with everyone's "stuff" that they no longer want. As one of those that wanders through and thinks "I remember that!" - I'm an expert in old stuff.
The folks in Baker have done an excellent job with their museum. Things are placed together (for example, all cameras in one display) and well-marked with what it is, how it was used and the donor. Nicely done.
They have 3 buildings of material and excellent Boy Scout and Girl Scout displays.
Plus, of course, the World's Largest Steer - now stuffed and on display.
If you're driving through Baker on US12, this is something to see.
Written September 28, 2017
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Alison S
4 contributions
Family
We stopped by this museum as we were doing some family history research. We did not expect for there to be so much at the museum to see! Multiple building! Good books for purchase! Some of the information is a bit disorganized. It seemed like people donate things and they just keep adding to the collection. The good is you get a nice cross section of what life has really been like through the colonization generations in Fallon county -- but the items and images are not tightly curated as some museum formats. They close for lunch from 12 - 1, of course we arrived at 11:50 and the museum guide stayed and let us view the museum anyway! Great customer service! Worth the stop for everyone!
Written July 1, 2017
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Wayne/Mary M
Plevna, MT28 contributions
The museum staff was excellent, very knowledgeable. Steer Montana was quite something to see. Lots of interesting things to see.
Written June 27, 2016
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JeffA172
Hamilton, MT49 contributions
Couples
The museum complex is located behind the Fallon County Courthouse. An amazing amount of information & "artifacts" in the museum. We wanted to find information about the Baker Hotel where my folks for a month or so while my father was working for the telephone company. The curator was able to find pictures of the hotel & some history about the hotel building. The staff were very well informed about items in the museum and were very approachable about a number of topics.
Written March 2, 2016
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Andy W
Phoenix, AZ1,323 contributions
We picked up a brochure at the motel for this museum and decided (while getting coffee) to give it 15 minutes. Tough to find (Google Maps on my iPhone did the trick), but we went in to see the "World's Largest Steer" and left an hour later. So much to see! Very well arranged in several buildings. Two of them are old prairie homes moved to site and filled with objects of their time. A larger building across the street has cars, plenty of Boy Scout memorabilia and a recreation of a homesteader's shack. New is a schoolroom recreation.
The docent was very helpful and gave us a guided tour.
Definitely worth a stop when you go through Baker, Montana!
Written October 1, 2011
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O'Fallon Historical Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM



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