Welcome to Historic Fort
Benton Montana's Heritage Complex
|Located in Fort Benton "The Birthplace of Montana"™ the Heritage Complex is the home of Old Fort Benton, The Museum of the Upper Missouri, The State of Montana's Museum of the Northern Great Plains, Homestead Village, The Hornaday Smithsonian Buffalo Gallery, The Upper Missouri River Breaks Interpretive Center, The Overholser Research Center, The Schwinden Library, and The Montana Agricultural Center.|
|Step back in time as you
explore the history of the American West at Fort
Benton, Montana's remarkable museums. Explore
hundreds of years of frontier history. The time
of the Blackfeet hunts on the northern plains,
the passage of Lewis & Clark, the fur & robe
trade from palisaded forts along the Upper
Missouri, and the final attempts to settle the great
plains...all the stories are yours to experience at
Fort Benton's remarkable museums.
Significant items on display include:
At Fort Benton's museums, you’ll explore 200 years of Western and frontier history... authentic stories of great adventure and sometimes great tragedies.
|For Further Information
The River and Plains Society
P.O. Box 262
Fort Benton, Montana 59442
8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon - Weekdays
Email the Museum's Office
Email the Library and Archives
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