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Fort Missoula Museum

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Address: Bldg. 322, Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT 59804
Phone Number: 406-728-3476

Located at one of Montana's first military posts, this museum houses...

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 houses and homestead cabins.

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Wonderful Docents!

Good museum. Enjoyed walking through the fort to the different buildings. Wonderful docents in the schoolhouse and church. Should probably allot at least 3 hours.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Virginia M
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good museum. Enjoyed walking through the fort to the different buildings. Wonderful docents in the schoolhouse and church. Should probably allot at least 3 hours.

Thank Virginia M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

its a cool place go see it its worth a stop it tells a bit about the history of missoula so have fun

Thank ARG A
Cleburne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice museum and grounds. It is a work in progress but definitely worth a stop. Covers general history of the Missoula valley area, logging industry and tucked in the back is a very nice little military history museum. Mr. Tate, the curator and director, was putting on a presentation the next day covering Custer and asked our granddaughter and... More 

Thank Laning
Missoula, Montana
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this place for years each 4th of July. There is something for everyone. It is so interesting to tour through and see the changing displays they have. So much information to learn about the past. Would recommend this place to anyone. The Museum is a donation place to visit so for those that have little money to... More 

Thank joanlajoie
Hermiston, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Military / logging / home life museum of the Missoula area - Suggested donation / no admission - A lot of stuff I didn't know about!

Thank Rust-E-Junque
Land O Lakes, Florida
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Lots of road construction - difficult to get to but worth it. The museum was well done although somewhat small. The grounds are surrounded with historic buildings salvaged from other Montana communities and moved here to be preserved by the museum: School, church, etc. Some buildings are related to the Fort : NCO Quarters, etc.

Thank Joe C
New Port Richey, Florida
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Small museum but very insightful. Being from South Jersey outside of Philly I had to go all the way to Montana to learn the the country's first museum and first natural history museum were in Philadelphia!

Thank Z8036OYkarenc
Missoula, Montana, United States
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This was an easy, uncrowded option in Missoula. Easy to get to, close parking, a variety of items to walk around and look at outside, followed by a nice collection of historical items and stories to view as you walk through the inside offerings. Helpful staff, unique items and a nice gift shop if you feel the need to pick... More 

Thank Ross C
Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

My daughters went into the historical museum first, I love history. It was very intersting, and then we went and walked around on the grounds and I got great pictures of my daughters and I. I went on the fire watch tower and I am so scared of heights but i did it. Cant wait to see it when all... More 

Thank Shawna S
Draper, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

The Fort Missoula Museum is an important repository for both local history and world history. When visiting the museum and grounds, one is able to see preserved examples of a number of key eras in the history of Missoula. In addition, Ft. Missoula preserves the history of some of the darker events in race relations in the US.

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