118 West Chinook Street
Summer Hours (May - September):
10 AM to 5 PM, 7 days a week.
Winter Hours (October - May):
10 AM to 5 PM, Thursday - Saturday
For more than 11,000 years, towering mountain ranges and lush river valleys with abundant wildlife have drawn residents and visitors to this area. The wonders of Yellowstone National Park are nearby. And the county’s people are friendly. We invite you to become a part of our history.
Explore interpretive exhibits about the area’s native cultures; early expeditions, including the Corps of Discovery and Lewis and Clark; the railway’s role in bringing visitors to Yellowstone National Park and other transportation themes; and the stories and artifacts of early-day communities. Outdoor exhibits include a one-room schoolhouse; blacksmith shop; a fleet of transportation vehicles, including a caboose.
Current temporary exhibits include: On Fire: Structural and Wildland Firefighting; A Military History of Park County; and Re-Creating an Ancient Technology: Modern Day Flint Knapping.
Experience special children’s activities, designed to engage families.
Dig a little deeper and visit our Research Center.
Attend a program.
"To preserve and interpret the cultural and natural history of Park County, Montana and its relationship to Yellowstone National Park."
The Bill and Doris Whithorn Collection Online Database contains historical photographs that date back to the 1870s, compiled and reproduced by the Whithorns.