The Baker House

Through the 1870’s and 1880’s, the I.G. Baker Company was Montana’s largest mercantile enterprise. When the company began, in 1865-1866, Baker and his brother had only a log store along the levee. When Baker’s wife joined him in Fort Benton in 1867, and he constructed this home, a two room adobe with a sod roof. It was here that Montana Territory’s acting governor Thomas F. Meagher ate his last meal before his mysterious drowning in 1867.

Contact Information

Sharalee Smith
Reservations and Information:

1604 Front Street, Fort Benton, Montana 59442, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Monday through Saturday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.
  • Seasons Open

    Memorial Day weekend through the end of September.
  • Prices and Fees

    Free to view.
  • Accessibility

    ADA accessible.

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