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Historic Old Fort Benton

Historic Old Fort Benton

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Monday through Saturday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Sunday 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm.
406-622-5316
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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Old Buffalo Trail 3

lat: 46.9547545 long: -113.5255417
Lolo Trail to Nee Me Poo Trail #40

lat: 46.58654 long: -114.73281
Rogers Pass

lat: 47.0763322 long: -112.370577
Hole in the Wall to Judith Landing

lat: 47.7400888 long: -109.6276312
Morony Dam Trail

lat: 47.5816325 long: -111.0607994
Missouri River Left

lat: 46.6822743 long: -111.8215701
Blue Mountain

lat: 46.8148437 long: -114.1806973
Judith Landing

lat: 47.7408449 long: -109.6284022
Explorers at Portage

lat: 47.4925734 long: -111.3073279
Decision Point

lat: 47.9249036 long: -110.4985534
Judith Landing to Woodhawk Wilderness

lat: 47.7400888 long: -109.6276312
Coal Banks Landing to Eagle Creek

lat: 48.0338635 long: -110.2279854
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