Museums

From western history, to modern art; from old cars to science geared for kids; you can learn about it all at a museum in Southwest Montana! Many of the museum buildings themselves are historical landmarks. Just about anywhere you travel in Southwest Montana, you can learn something new. Take some time and ask questions of the knowledgeable staff members - they are just waiting to share some interesting information with you.
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Jefferson Valley Museum

To preserve the past for use in the future is the mission of the Jefferson Valley Museum as it depicts the history and heritage of the Jefferson Valle...

Town: Whitehall, MT
Montana Historical Society

The Montana Historical Society houses the 'Montana Homeland' exhibit that traces 12,000 years of history under the Big Sky. Its Mackay Gallery has one...

Town: Helena, MT
Old Montana Prison

Old Montana Prison is located in the Old Montana Prison Complex, which houses five unique museums inside its historic prison walls. The complex inclu...

Town: Deer Lodge, MT
World Museum of Mining

The World Museum of Mining in Butte, MT was founded in 1963 when the close of Buttes mining heyday was less than two decades away. In the end, Butte e...

Town: Butte, MT
Beaverhead County Museum

Beaverhead County Museum has been collecting, preserving, displaying and interpreting local history for over 50 years. The museum is housed in a log b...

Town: Dillon, MT
Big Hole National Battlefield

Big Hole National Battlefield is a memorial to the people who fought and died here on August 9 and 10, 1877. About 750 non-treaty Nez Perce were fleei...

Town: Wisdom, MT
Brand Bar Museum

The Brand Bar Museum is in the Town Square of Ovando, Montana, in the heart of the Blackfoot Valley. It is near what was once the Cokalahiskit Trail, ...

Town: Ovando, MT
Broadwater County Museum and Library

Our museum focuses on local area history. There are many exhibits, including those concerning mining, dental, a homestead cabin, a general store, blac...

Town: Townsend, MT
Butte Labor History Center

The Butte Labor History Center provides education about the internationally significant labor history story in Butte, from Miner's Union Local #1 to t...

Town: Butte, MT
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives

The Archives is located in the Butte National Historic Landmark District, one block north of the Butte-Silver Bow Courthouse and is housed in a fire h...

Town: Butte, MT
Canton Church Historic Site

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, known today as the Canton Church was built in 1875-1876 by the first pioneers in Montana's Canton Valley representing ma...

Town: Townsend, MT
Clark Chateau

The Clark Chateau is the historic home of Charles and Katherine Clark, Charles being the eldest son of Copper King W.A. Clark. It is currently operat...

Town: Butte, MT

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