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Historic Old Fort Benton

Historic Old Fort Benton


Monday through Saturday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Sunday 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm.
Adults $15.00. Good for all museums for two days.
lat: 47.8212296 long: -110.663674

Experience the fur and buffalo robe trade at Historic Old Fort Benton. Here the Blackfeet and other tribes traded buffalo robes and other furs for trade goods such as beads, gun, blanket, knives, cookware and cloth.

Explore the trade store complete with buffalo robes, beads, trinkets, blankets and other period trade goods, the warehouse with its fur trade era collections, the blacksmith-carpenters shop and the interior of the original blockhouse, the oldest standing building in Montana. The Bourgeois or Chief Traders House is home to the Starr Gallery featuring Karl Bodmer’s “Travels Into the Interior of North America” aquatint collection, and Robert Scriver’s “No More Buffalo” collection.

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