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Recalling Fort Missoula's history from 1877 to World War II

Fort Missoula, which was established as a U.S. Army post in 1877 to protect settlers in western... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Excellent for visitors and educators

What a great place. Lots of bldgs. and activities to see and do. School children are brought here... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Larry W
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Located at one of Montana's first military posts, this museum houses rotating exhibits and devotes an entire wing to the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps. A recreated Western town of the late 1800s takes visitors back in time to the days of carriage...more
Bldg. 322, Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT 59804
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Missoula, which was established as a U.S. Army post in 1877 to protect settlers in western Montana from possible threats from Native American Indians, was decommissioned in 2001 and converted into a historical museum that tells the story of the 1877 fort and local...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place. Lots of bldgs. and activities to see and do. School children are brought here and must really love it. take the whole family and stay for hours

Thank Larry W
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Fort Missoula served most famously as a detention camp for Italian, German and Japanese men durring World War II. One of the original barracks and guard house are still standing. The Museum has blocked off all access to the guard house, and turned the barracks...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This museum is all across the board in it's collections, but does a great job of walking you through state and local history. Located on the grounds of historic Fort Missoula. There are both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Lots of hands on...

Thank homesolution825
Reviewed August 25, 2018

A great museum of local and state history. Located in the quartermaster building of the old Fort Missoula this is a hidden gem. From native populations, to logging, to mining, lots of hands on pieces.

1  Thank pberry79
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a fairly large museum. We only saw a small portion of it in the 2 hrs. we were there. Lots of interesting buildings and history.

Thank Peanut977
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The actual name is The Historical Museum at Ft Missoula. While the indoor portion of the Museum is relatively small, it is packed with nice exhibits and a lot of good information about Fort Missoula's time as an active Army Post. A lot of space...More

Thank Levon M
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Arrived after hours but there were a lot of displays to look at and enjoy outside the museums! WIll be back some time when we can go inside!

Thank k f
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Nicely done and beautiful landscaping and grounds. Very nice that you can go inside some of the old log structures. Would highly recommend if you have a couple of hours to kill.

Thank NOLALynn
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The fort was built in 1877 and some of the original buildings still exist. Was used as a POW camp for Italian prisoners during WWII. There are other historical artifacts here including a US Forest Service Fire Watch Tower, built in 1939. There are playgrounds,...More

1  Thank David S
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Star K
May 11, 2017|
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Response from lindsey c | Reviewed this property |
It is free to explore the fort, the museum is donation entry