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Carbon County Historical Society and Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting introduction to the history of Red Lodge

The Museum is well worth a visit and is great value. You find out about the origins of Red Lodge... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Poole, United Kingdom
Excellent Museum

Stop here and learn about the fascinating local history. And don't miss the coal mine downstairs... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Regina, Canada
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Located in Red Lodge's historic Labor Temple Building, the Carbon County Historical Society and Museum is the county's central source for historic, genealogical, and archival information about Carbon County, Montana. The museum was first established...more
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224 N Broadway Ave, Red Lodge, MT 59068-9132
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

The Museum is well worth a visit and is great value. You find out about the origins of Red Lodge and it's connections with the Plains Indian tribes. There's "Liver Eating" Johnson's gun and loads more. The real highlight though is downstairs and the coal...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Stop here and learn about the fascinating local history. And don't miss the coal mine downstairs! Great displays up and down and plans for expansion.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

We came across this during our stay in Red Lodge. It was very interesting and they have done an outstanding job of preserving their history. Excellent displays and information about the area and the old days. Well worth the time!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank seve8ev
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Quite educational, nicely displayed. I would allow at least an hour if not longer. Quite a bit of local history including coat mining era. The staff member not the least bit friendly/pleasant, but then we did not go to see her. :-)

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Jillthetravellover
Reviewed May 24, 2018

This is an interesting little museum, we enjoyed the story of the boon and then went downstairs into a very good mining section.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank UlverstonJanet
Reviewed December 23, 2017

While much of the collection of 19th & 20th century artifacts is far from unique, the mining section is far rarer and very well done. Well thought out, good content that would be a surprise to many local residents who moved here long after the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Montanian
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Learn the local history of Red Lodge including the Apsaalooke Indian Tribe, notorious mountain man "Liver-Eating" Johnson, breeding of the Cattalo, and founder/ rodeo star Alice Greenough. An interesting collection including clothing, a carriage and large gun collection. The basement houses a mining exhibit, telling...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Molly2903
Reviewed September 2, 2017

We did not plan a visit here. We saw a flyer at one of the restaurants. We went for the lecture and book signing by the author. We had a good time. The lecture was excellent. The museum was very nice. The people of Red...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank gwen h
Reviewed August 13, 2017

I used to volunteer at a small museum in Calif. so I like to support other small museums. It cost 5 dollars per person and got a real good idea of the history here.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank TravelNowSwUsa
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Red Lodge is a mining town created by the rail road, Northern Pacific? as a coal source. It was settle originally by Europeans with mining experience,Finns, Italians, Welsh. Look at the names in the cemetery. The museum does a good job of telling the town's...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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