- Take a look back at a history of law enforcement featuring original jail cells and gallows, an 1870s log cabin depicting early pioneer life, an American Indian craft display, and a military history including a vintage gun collection and model of Fort Ellis.
- Admission: $5 (Children 12 and under Free)
Only two blocks from Downtown Bozeman, Montana, the Gallatin History Museum is a popular stop for those interested in Gallatin County and Montana history. Featuring jail cells and hanging gallows, the museum has several permanent exhibits and a bookstore with Montana authors and related subjects. The museum took over the entire historic brick Gallatin County Jail in 1982 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Native American history in the Gallatin Valley.
- A model of old Fort Ellis.
- Five generations of wedding dresses from the Accola-Spain family.
- A porcelain doll that belonged to a girl who came to Bozeman by wagon in 1864.
- Bozeman’s first steam-powered fire engine.
- A 30 piece gun collection.
Gallatin History Museum
317 West Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
- Main Street Exit 309: Continue west about a mile and a half on Main Street to museum.
- North 19th Street Exit 305: Continue south on North 19th to Main Street and turn left.
- North 7th Avenue Exit 306: Continue south on North 7th to Main Street and turn left.
- Memorial Day through Labor Day:
10am - 5pm, Monday through Saturday
- During the remainder of the year:
11am - 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday
Admission: $5 (Children 12 and under Free)