Historic Old Fort Benton

Experience the fur and buffalo robe trade at Historic Old Fort Benton. Here the Blackfeet and other tribes traded buffalo robes and other furs for trade goods such as beads, gun, blanket, knives, cookware and cloth.

Explore the trade store complete with buffalo robes, beads, trinkets, blankets and other period trade goods, the warehouse with its fur trade era collections, the blacksmith-carpenters shop and the interior of the original blockhouse, the oldest standing building in Montana. The Bourgeois or Chief Traders House is home to the Starr Gallery featuring Karl Bodmer's "Travels Into the Interior of North America" aquatint collection, and Robert Scriver's "No More Buffalo" collection.

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Latitude: 47.8208 Longitude: -110.663502 Elevation: 2630 ft

Seasons Open

Memorial Day weekend through the end of September

Hours Open

Monday through Saturday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Sunday 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm.

Fees

Adults $15.00. Good for all museums for two days.

Accessibility Notes

ADA accessible, except for second floor of Bourgeois House.

Pet Friendly Notes

Service dogs are allowed.

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