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Custer Battlefield Museum

I-90 Exit 514, Garryowen, MT 59031
+1 406-638-1876
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Dont miss the Ranger's talk

Very fulfilling and educational stop. While gazing over the rolling hills you can almost see the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
LJo-12
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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Worth the visit if you're interested in history

I studied this at school and didn't want to pass the chance of visiting while passing through... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
christinebarber9
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Budapest, Hungary
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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I-90 Exit 514, Garryowen, MT 59031
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+1 406-638-1876
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 days ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 billhD4708NL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 10 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 16 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.

1  Thank Bob N
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We stopped for info on Custer Last Stand and stayed to visit the museum. It is spread out and covers a wide range of items from the late 1800's and early 1900's. The homes, stores, vehicles, school house, etc. were very well maintained and interesting....More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our Tour Guide Jacky did a great introduction and loved to answer any questions asked. My wife and I enjoyed relearning our history as it was in 1870's. The artifacts and pictures were fabulous, we also enjoyed the 45 minute video. I would highly recommend...More

Thank djnorton55
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