Big Horn County Historical Museum

The Big Horn County Historical Museum is Montana's largest historical museum, located just off I-90 Exit 497 one mile east of Hardin, MT,  only 12 miles from the famous Battle of the Little Bighorn and is home of the Will James Studio.  24 significant historic buildings and 5 exhibit buildings contain a growing collection of antiques, farm equipment, horse drawn wagons and antique vehicles.  The main building features a large gallery, gift shop, library, program/educational room, offices and the State of Montana Visitor Center.   Check us out at or  There is an excellent promotional video on our FaceBook page! 


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Latitude: 45.739424 Longitude: -107.585795 Elevation: 2884 ft
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Seasons Open

Open all year. Grounds and historical buildings only open May through September.

Hours Open

Memorial Day to Labor Day- 8am-6pm everyday. Winter hours: 9-5, Mon-Fri.


Adults- $6, Seniors- $5, Student-$3, Military- $3, 6 and under free.

Accessibility Notes

The main gallery, museum grounds and many of the historical structures are handicap accessible.  There is a boardwalk connecting all the structures on the grounds. 

Pet Friendly Notes

We have areas adjacent to the parking area for pets,  but pets are not allowed on the museum grounds, unless they are certified service animals. 

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