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Custer Battlefield Museum

I-90 Exit 514, Garryowen, MT 59031
+1 406-638-1876
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A jewel in the middle of nowhere

This was a very unexpected surprise on our trip. We had not planned on going to a museum but saw... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
celester259
American History

Worth the time to see. Film is terrific. Must do. You will not be disappointed. Gift shop is very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mikeand Linda W
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The Custer Battlefield Museum houses hundreds of Indian War Period artifacts and manuscripts related to Custer, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and the 7th Cavalry as well as the acclaimed photograph collection of D.F. Barry. Home to Sitting Bull's death mask and the gauntlets of George Custer, the museum and town sits where the Battle of the Little Bighorn began at Sitting Bull's Camp. Located near the museum is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, containing one of the first 7th Cavalry Casualties.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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I-90 Exit 514, Garryowen, MT 59031
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+1 406-638-1876
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a very unexpected surprise on our trip. We had not planned on going to a museum but saw the signs on the side of the road and decided to stop. WOW! Tour guide, exhibits and overall experience was great. Learned more than I...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth the time to see. Film is terrific. Must do. You will not be disappointed. Gift shop is very nice.

Thank Mikeand Linda W
Management response:Responded yesterday

We are happy to know you enjoyed your time here and that you found the film terrific! We're pretty big fans of it too! Please visit again, anytime!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend are on a three week roadtrip. I happened to stop in this little town called Garryowen for gas. I was glad it was there cause I was running on empty. As I was filling up I kept hearing this music and...More

Thank Bradlee M
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

We are happy you stopped by and were able to see us! We do our best in always catering to our patrons and giving them the opportunity to step in and see history. Thank you for your feedback! Come back again, anytime!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you aren't moved by the events that transpired here - from both sides - you need to have your heart checked! Brutal on all fronts-especially for the horses used as breast plates...some stacked as protection...which is hard to take in as to the enormity...More

Thank Eliz102
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

We here at the Custer Battlefield Museum are happy you enjoyed your visit to the national monument! Unfortunately, we are not them. Our museum is located about 4 miles south of the Little Bighorn National Monument and is not affiliated with the National Park Service!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Learned a lot I didn't know about Custers last stand. Very informative. Worth the price. Has about a 45 minute film. The young man that spoke was energetic and informative. Felt like you were at the battle.

Thank Sue G
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

We are happy that you feel like you left with more knowledge about the battle than when you came in! We are also proud to know that our staff was helpful, informative, and energetic for our customers! Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So interesting, lots of artifacts, sits next to national cemetery that gives some perspective on the price paid for our freedoms. The Custer monument is right there too. Part is drive thru so stop at every plack, plan on spending 2 to 4 hours to...More

Thank Paula B
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Though we here at the Custer Battlefield Museum are happy you enjoyed your time at the national monument, we are not the museum you are thinking of unfortunately! Our museum is in the town of Garryowen about 6 minutes south of the Little Bighorn National...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small and charming museum that gave us a precursor to our next stop Little Bighorn battlefield. The knowledgeable and friendly museum staff was greatly appreciated. The museum has many Custer artifacts/exhibits and information that helps define the circumstances of the battle and...More

1  Thank Anna H
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

We are happy to know that our staff was helpful to you and informative. We pride ourselves in doing all that we can to help those seeking it here. Thank you for your patronage and kind words. Please visit us again, anytime!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I took a long road trip this summer (2017) visiting numerous national parks throughout seven states. One of the most enjoyable experience was our visit to the Custer Battlefield Museum in Garryowen MT. The museum is not overly large but the exhibits...More

1  Thank MHackler58
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

We are very happy to know that our museum made your trip worthwhile and that you and your family enjoyed the time you visited us. We appreciate your support, your patronage, and you are welcome to visit us again anytime! Thank you

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is such a wonderful museum in Garryowen Montana. Perfect for anyone who wants to learn about The Battle of Little Big Horn. From seeing the gauntlets that General Custer used, to the death mask of Sitting Bull. Every artifact is captivating showing the history...More

1  Thank bella1357
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your kind words and are happy to know you enjoyed the time you spent in our museum! Thank you for your patronage and we hope to see you back in Garryowen someday!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here on way to view the battlefield and must say, it really puts things in perspective, plus they sell some interesting items to take home to the family. Very helpful and informative. Stop here first, then go to the battlefield and walk around and...More

2  Thank mark s
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your business and are glad to know that we were able to help your understanding of the battle that much more in addition to your tour of the national monument! Visit us again, anytime!

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