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Museum of the Upper Missouri

Museum of the Upper Missouri Review

Covering the era from 1800 to 1900, the Museum of the Upper Missouri highlights the importance of Fort Benton and the role it played as a trading post, military fort, and the head of steamboat navigation. There are daily guided tours at the adjacent Old Fort Benton, considered the birthplace of Montana; its 1846 blockhouse is the oldest standing structure in the state. Highlights of the museum include tours of the restored frontier-era fort. The $10 fee also gives you access to the nearby Museum of the Northern Great Plains and the Missouri Breaks National Monument Interpretive Center.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Old Fort Park, Fort Benton, MT 59442 | Map It
  • Phone: 406/622–5316
  • Cost: $10 for area museum pass
  • Hours: May–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4, tours of fort at 10:30 and 1:30; other months by appointment only
  • Location: Fort Benton

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