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Custer Battlefield Museum

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Address: I-90 Exit 514, Garryowen, MT 59031
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+1 406-638-1876

The Custer Battlefield Museum houses hundreds of Indian War Period...

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. Located in the historic town of Garryowen in southeast Montana, 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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this was a must see site, loved the history, wish the museum was bigger and a lot of the items at the gift shop they were out of

Reviewed 29 September 2016
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't be fooled by the austere building - inside the smallish space that is the museum you will find an extraordinary cache of historical documents and photos and artifacts that will delight any student of history. This is an underrated gem of history that should be seen in advance of visiting the Little Big Horn Battlefield just up the road.

Washington, DC
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Very good, privately operated, small museum. Plenty of Custer and Little Bighorn battle artifacts and a very good film. Large gift shop with a fine selection of books, magazines, DVD’s, etc. directly related to Custer, and Little Bighorn.

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Ripley, West Virginia
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Not a tourist trap! The information is unbiased and very informative. It made the visit to the monument more interesting. The museum is in the back and well worth the price. We spent over an hour just looking at the displays. The short film adds to the experience. I recommend stopping here before the monument.

1 Thank Denise L
Pittsburg, TX
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Really unbelievable museum in this store. Now where on earth could you see Custer's bead worked gloves and personal effects recovered on the battlefield. Got to see.

2 Thank dj56_11
Nebraska City, Nebraska
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

i stopped in the first week of oct while on vacation. the staff was very helpful and informative. i was here 45 years ago and the area had really changed. i enjoyed the museum very much, but the 45 min. video was outstanding. take the time and watch the video, it was informative and the story teller just made it... More 

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

You can feel the history in the air. Great visitor center & tours if you want. Awesome gift shops & books available. Great souvenirs & places to eat in nearby Garryowen.

Thank JacksonGalloways
San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The museum does not allow Photography of any kind. They have photos and artifacts that are not found in any other museum. I believe that it is worth the fee to see.

Thank csarchibald
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We have for years wanted to visit Little Bighorn National Monuemont. We decided to go to Custer Battlefield Museum and so glad we did. As you enter it is a gift store with wonderful items. Please ask for the Museum because it is wonderful. The video was very informative and the items on display were some of the best we... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

this was a must see site, loved the history, wish the museum was bigger and a lot of the items at the gift shop they were out of

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

A wonderful museum to visit either before or after your trip to the last stand hill. This museum fills in any questions about the battle with an excellent movie that takes you through the battle start to finish. Take in the photo gallery and the artifacts and you will leave satisfied. This museum is a treat.

1 Thank Kathleen T

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