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Custer Battlefield Museum

I-90 Exit 514, Garryowen, MT 59031
+1 406-638-1876
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Last stand

A have to stop place. Great little museum all about the Little Big Horn. Lots of artifacts and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
gerleg12
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Vancouver, Canada
First visit.

As a history buff I have wanted to visit all of my wife. Amazing rolling landscape bri ging to... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Alain C
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lima, United States
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The Custer Battlefield Museum houses hundreds of Indian War Period artifacts and manuscripts related to Custer, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and the 7th Cavalry as well as the acclaimed photograph collection of D.F. Barry. Home to Sitting Bull's death mask and the gauntlets of George Custer, the museum and town sits where the Battle of the Little Bighorn began at Sitting Bull's Camp. Located in front of the museum is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, containing one of the first 7th Cavalry Casualties.
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  • Average7%
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“gift shop” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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I-90 Exit 514, Garryowen, MT 59031
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A have to stop place. Great little museum all about the Little Big Horn. Lots of artifacts and stories. you get more of a sense of the big picture.

Thank gerleg12
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

As a history buff I have wanted to visit all of my wife. Amazing rolling landscape bri ging to mind the history before us. Tributes to the seventh calvary but also to the natives who fought and died. Interesting history on the research digs which...More

Thank Alain C
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Very fulfilling and educational stop. While gazing over the rolling hills you can almost see the battles being waged. The museum and especially the Ranger's talk are very eye opening. Parking can be a bit tight.

Thank LJo-12
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I studied this at school and didn't want to pass the chance of visiting while passing through Montana. $20 to park and museum entrance inclusive. A film of explanation and a short walk to Custer's Last Stand. The museum is most informative. It is possible...More

Thank christinebarber9
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the museum before going to the Battlefield. I strongly recommend that you do this, the displays are well done and the film is exellent. It gave us a nice preview of what was to come at the battlefield. Don't be put off...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Well laid out visitor center & road around battlefield. So glad we stopped! Also great RV park "7th Ranch RV" just 3 miles south - beautiful site!

Thank Ronniree
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Stopped here before going on to Little Bighorn & glad I did. This medium-sized museum has many artifacts from the Battlefield, as well as Custer's gauntlet gloves found on his body. They have Native artifacts and history of what happened in this area. This museum...More

Thank mermaid82001
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Take the time to watch the movie "Contested Ground" by Adelson - it gives context to the battle and adds visuals to help understand what happened on the plains just a few miles away. The photographs and collection is excellent. Figure on spending a couple...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This museum has a very impressive collection of artifacts and the history of the battle. The collection is more impressive than the one I saw at the National Monument. Kudos to Chris and his team for putting this together. Highlights are Custer's gauntlets and the...More

Thank abhi3d
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We took in the museum after the battlefield tour. Really enjoyed the introductory video and all the exhibits. The picture collection gives a good sense of the period. Takes 40 minutes including video.

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