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Big Horn County Historical Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fantastic museum! The pictures created by some of the residents of the area were wonderful. The... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
nantmn54
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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thoughtfully put together museum

lots of memorabilia from the very very early days of Harden and how Harden came to life after fort... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
millometter
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The Big Horn County Historical Museum has been showcasing the area's rich western history since 1979. The 35 Acre complex has 24 restored historical buildings arranged in a beautiful setting, all containing period items. Two barns are filled with...more
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1163 E 3rd St, Hardin, MT 59034-2607
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic museum! The pictures created by some of the residents of the area were wonderful. The place still seems very new and polished. Inside building and then many authentic displays outside. Well worth the very nominal cost.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nantmn54
Randy S, Manager at Big Horn County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you for the 5 Star review! We're glad you enjoyed our wonderful museum so much! We agree, it is well worth the very nominal cost!

Reviewed July 10, 2018

lots of memorabilia from the very very early days of Harden and how Harden came to life after fort custer was deemed to be of no value once the "indian problem" was under control......outside the museum building the grounds have orginal farm house and cabins...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Randy S, Manager at Big Horn County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you for the 5 Star review! We're glad you toured and enjoyed the museum. The Cowboy artist's name is Will James, who was also the author Smokey the Cow Horse, and two dozen other titles!

Reviewed May 17, 2018

This is truly the most amazing museum considering it's in the little town of Hardin. The indoor museum has artifact upon artifact from even before Hardin was founded (1907). These artifacts come the Custer Battlefield and include uniforms, military equipment, as well as community photo's...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Randy S, Manager at Big Horn County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thank you so much for your review and 5 star rating! It is obvious you were able to spend some quality time at the museum and see all that we have to offer. The military exhibits in the main gallery come mainly from Fort Custer,...More

Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Many exhibits, nice gift shop, dedicated volunteers, many different types of exhibits, agriculture, ranching, doctors and dentists, Native American (mostly Crow), schools, transportation

Date of experience: October 2017
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Randy S, Manager at Big Horn County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Thank you for your review! With 30 buildings, we are able to cover quite a bit of the area's history! I'm glad you were able to take it in!

Reviewed September 18, 2017

We stopped here after seeing the "Travel Information" sign on westbound I-90. But this is much more than just an information/rest stop. Unfortunately, our schedule did not allow for a long visit, so I'll let other reviewers speak to the museum and historical displays here....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Management response:Responded September 19, 2017

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you'll have an opportunity to spend more time on the next visit!

Reviewed August 15, 2017

lots of historic buiidings you can actually walk thru with information cards tellling you about their history. Staff is SUPER Nice.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Management response:Responded September 19, 2017

Thank you for the review, and for the compliment regarding our staff. We have a great group of staff and volunteers who work very hard to help people get the most from our museum!

Reviewed August 1, 2017

This is a wonderful museum. Fun buildings to tour, very family friendly. The old photographs give a snapshot of the past.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Management response:Responded September 19, 2017

Thank for the review, and for mentioning the photographs! We have a huge archive of historical photos available for viewing, both in the exhibits and for research!

Reviewed July 12, 2017

Even though I have been past this museum many times and this is the first time I have even gone into it. This was so well presented, very, very tasteful. They have displayed many local historical buildings around the county. This was where Fort Custer...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Management response:Responded September 19, 2017

Thank you for the review, and for commenting on so many aspects of our museum! It is a great place to stop and experience Montana history!

Reviewed July 9, 2017

This is located just off the freeway at first exit into town. Easy on and off...whether its guns, knifes, clothing, handheld tools, maps or historicial buildings, it's all here. They had people dressed in period clothing firing a Gatlin gun, a cannon and period rifle....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Paula B
Management response:Responded September 19, 2017

Thank you for your review! Your visit during the Little Big Horn Days was the perfect opportunity to experience living history! We do it every year, so hopefully you'll get another chance to see it all again!

Reviewed June 29, 2017

This is the best museum in Montana. The beautifully restored buildings make for amazing photo opportunities. It's park like qualities provide a great place for a picnic.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank nitajo59
Management response:Responded September 19, 2017

Thank you for your review! We agree, its the best museum in Montana!

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Summer Hours Memorial Day to Labor Day 8am to 6pm Daily Winter Hours Labor Day to Memorial Day 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday Historic Buildings Closed October 1 to May 1 Closed Holidays Thanksgiving Christmas Eve at... More
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They didn't make any impression on me, but my husband would have noticed. I asked and he does not remember seeing them. But not all the buildings were open
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