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Gallatin History Museum

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Another step back in time

To step back in time and learn about Gallatin County's heritage, visit the Gallatin History Museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
Informative AND fun, hands-on Museum

Old brick building that could house 50 inmates. Several jail cells to walk in, the lever box to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Step back in time and learn about Gallatin County's heritage. Visit the Gallatin History Museum in Bozeman, which offers a unique glimpse into the area's past. In addition to jail cells and a hanging gallows, the museum maintains displays...more
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317 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715-4576
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To step back in time and learn about Gallatin County's heritage, visit the Gallatin History Museum in Bozeman, Montana. Located at 317 West Main Street in downtown Bozeman, it offers a unique glimpse into the area's past, including a photographic archive with more than 25,000...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old brick building that could house 50 inmates. Several jail cells to walk in, the lever box to open and close the heavy doors. WWI artifacts, canon, small wood cabin to walk in (you push a button to hear interviews/stories told by early citizens). An...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

We visited on June 29 and have an interest in John M Bozeman and the town in general. (My mom was a Bozeman and this John was my 4th cousin twice removed. So we used this for a history and family history lesson for our...More

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GallatinHistory, Manager at Gallatin History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting our museum and research library. We love to sharing our great collection of artifacts and archive materials, especially when children are involved!

Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

My husband I really enjoyed our visit to this museum. Very friendly and staff. Learn about some of Bozeman History. Lost of very interesting history and just love seeing articles from years past.

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GallatinHistory, Manager at Gallatin History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write this review we hope that you can visit us again in the future!

Reviewed June 20, 2018

On our 5th day of rain for summer break, we decided to go visit this museum. I had been saving this museum for some "rainy days". My boys are 8 & 10 & they love museums. They loved that this used to be a jail...More

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GallatinHistory, Manager at Gallatin History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

We are so excited that you and your boys got to explore our museum and some of the nooks and crannies that are unique to a building that started life as a county jail. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Everything you ever wanted to know about gallatin valley history great photos and memorabilia very inexpensive

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GallatinHistory, Manager at Gallatin History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Thank you for your review, we love Gallatin County History and glad that you were able to visit us!

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Unexpectedly complete and thorough display of the Gallatin Valley's history. Really complete. We thought we'd do a quick run through in 20 minutes but it really deserves (and requires) more like a minimum of an hour.

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GallatinHistory, Manager at Gallatin History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we hope that you will be able to come back for a more in-depth visit!

Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum. Used to be the jail and some of the cells are still there. Employees were helpful and knowledgeable and the atmosphere was perfect for a small town museum. The exhibits were very interesting, highly recommend this for a visit back...More

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GallatinHistory, Executive Director at Gallatin History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Marti, Thank you so much for taking time to review our museum and share your experience while visiting. We are so very thankful for the wonderful items we have in our collection that have donated over the years that tell the unique stories of the...More

Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Was quite and not many people there. Literally, had the place to myself which was very pleasant, plenty of time to enjoy the museum and learn more of Bozeman, MT's history.More

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GallatinHistory, Executive Director at Gallatin History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

We like those quiet days here too! It is a special place and if you listen closely enough on those days the voices from the past come through the artifacts and the photographs. Thank you for taking the time to review our museum and we...More

Reviewed September 23, 2017

This is a great little local museum in Milan street and the volunteer who orients you was just great in his history of the area from early time through the early days, the discovery of Yellowstone etc. etc. Well worth it just to listen to...More

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GallatinHistory, Executive Director at Gallatin History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our museum and to share your experience here on Trip Advisor. We love to share the stories of the history of our area and have the best volunteers here, many of which have been volunteering...More

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