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Address: 333 Charlos St, Stevensville, MT 59870-2005
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"Back...in Time"

The St. Mary's Mission is a mainstay in the Bitterroot Valley, and a must see! The grounds are meticulously kept, and an excellent Visitors Center provides information. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
Danny5k
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Stevensville, Montana
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Stevensville, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The St. Mary's Mission is a mainstay in the Bitterroot Valley, and a must see! The grounds are meticulously kept, and an excellent Visitors Center provides information. The nearby Cemetery has "Patrons" dating back to the 1800's, and the Mission is a great place to reflect, and thank God, for what we have!

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Victor, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Beautifully refurbished and very knowledgeable docents who introduce you to Montana's history and the significance Stevensville played. Great for the whole family.

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The oldest city in Montana. This mission is a testament to what one man could accomplish in so many areas, Architecture, medicine, human endeavor in general. Wonderful old buildings with a vast historical importance. Must see. Take the tour. and make a donation.

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is a sweet and beautiful mission with a delightful tour that includes the priest's (Father Ravioli) home and his pharmacy/clinic. The Jesuits ('black robes' ) were actually invited here by the local Indians who were persuaded to do so by the Iroquois whose experience with them in Canada had been very positive. A wee bit of unusual history -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This is a very well preserved part of Montana's history and will go again! You must take a tour to visit the many buildings on site that are in pristine condition considering they are 175 years old. Volunteer guides are well versed, knowledgeable and you leave with an understanding of the Salish and Black Robes. Thanks to the volunteers that... More 

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Stevensville, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The original church, the add-on, out buildings, and original furniture hand-made by the "black robes" (priests) that the Native Americans begged to come to this location. Docent-guided tours available. Plus a small but interesting museum.

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Ballwin, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We had a tour of the small mission church, which was beautiful on the inside. There are some well-preserved buildings close by (within walking distance) and many artifacts in the museum. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The area was very relaxing and peaceful.

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Stevensville, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

The Historic St. Mary's Mission & Museum is a non-profit organization. St. Mary's Mission is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The board and volunteer staff have been instrumental in the conservation of the Mission. The lovely grounds, the knowledgeable director and staff, and the museum -- all provide a walk through time. The gift shop has an... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

This site is a must visit for western history affechinados! To capture the story that brought this mission into reality is truly miraculous. Huron fur-traders bringing the story to the Nez -Pierce and Salish native Americans of the lure of the Black Robes. These same nations sending delegations on foot and horse back all the way to St. Louis in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

In 1831, local Indians petitioned the St. Louis church authorities to send some "black robes" people here. Fr. Ravalli, an Italian Jesuit arrived in 1845 to transform the place. This reportedly Leonardo-like, universal man was a physician, surgeon, architect and sculptor. You can visit the small church he built, see the alter he carved and view much else at the... More 

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