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Billings, Little Big Horn, and the Montana Plains Sights

Museum of the Upper Missouri

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Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Old Fort Park, Fort Benton, Montana, 59442 , United States

Phone:

406-622–5316

Sight Details:

  • $10 for area museum pass
  • May–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4, tours of fort at 10:30 and 1:30; other months by appointment only

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