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Montana Historical Society Museum

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Address: 225 N. Roberts St, Helena, MT
Phone Number: 800/243-9900
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very well done museum. The films are well worth watching too. We spent almost 2.5 hrs and didn't read everything! So much to see - done in chronological order as Lewis and Clark... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Preeceville, sk
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Preeceville, sk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well done museum. The films are well worth watching too. We spent almost 2.5 hrs and didn't read everything! So much to see - done in chronological order as Lewis and Clark made their trip.

Thank JoAnne2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great artifacts and fabulous collection of C.M. Russell original art. It provides a great understanding of Native Americans transition from their origins prior to the settling of the white man to their locations on Reservations today. I thought a bit more emphasis toward mining would be provided as it was a major industry in the beginnings of many Montana locations.

Thank John C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

MHS is one of the oldest historical society's in the American West. Its exhibits are engaging and interesting. The exhibits are also built to accommodate young museum visitors seven years-old and up. There are usually one or two special exhibits that are always worth taking time for. Nice museum shop.

Thank paulapJ6772GE
Warren, Michigan
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth it. Everything you wanted to know about the state. Excellent review of history and conveniently located by the State Capitol. Also a very good exhibit of various works by C.M. Russell.

Thank AimingFor50
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Montana Historical Society is well worth the stop. Montana is so rich in history and here you can get a glimpse of what it was like and get to see and hear many stories of by gone days.

Thank skitobin
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is how museums should be. A pleasant greeting when we entered and a really good, well displayed variety of exhibits. Everything was informatively explained and we came out with a wealth of retained inforamation that made our visit worthwhile. well done Helena

Thank Ralph K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed seeing the history of the area and they gave out free books to read. Lots of great things to see in the building. Just wish it was easier to find all the areas it's spread out

Thank Ellen F
The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This museum presents a comprehensive overview of history of the State of Montana, from the early native American period until the Great Depression (1930's). History buffs can easily spend 4 hours in the museum. You may need more time in case you want to read all descriptions which are very detailed. Many interesting items from the various period are displayed.... More 

Thank WStatesTraveler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

A rainy afternoon forced us inside. What a terrific find. This wonderful museum covers the entire history from the days before the Europeans to current days.

Thank TandemCyclist
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Enjoyed our self-guided tour here, inexpensive and lots to see. There was an exhibit of Charles Russell, cowboy artist and Stan Lynde, a cartoonist in the main hall that was well done and informative, several recognizable paintings. The history of Montana was well presented. There’s an archive and the records collection that we didn’t have time to pursue that would... More 

Thank Bonnie B

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