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Museum of the Northern Great Plains

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The Museum of the Northern Great Plains is the official museum for agriculture for the State of Montana. It tells the story of three generations of farmers from 1908 until 1980. It is about their lives, their culture and their work. The museum has 30,000 square feet of exhibition space and a village from the homestead era of the 1920s. The facility contains a research library and archives with meeting rooms and facilities for programs, seminars and workshops. Also in the four-acre site is an outside exhibit of unique farm machinery from the early farming era.

The museum is also home to the Hornaday Smithsonian Bison and the Strand Gallery of Western Art. The gallery houses an impressive collection of western art by 19th Century artists including John Mix Stanley and Granville Stuart, and by contemporary artists including Bob Scriver and Bob Morgan.
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Street Address
1205 20th Street
Fort Benton, MT 59442 Get directions
Phone
Mailing Address
PO Box 262
Fort Benton, MT 59442
Season
Memorial Day Weekend - October 1
Hours
Monday - Friday: 10:30- 4:30pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Appointments are accepted during the off season.
Payment Methods
American Express, Cash, Discover, Master Card, Personal Check (In State), Travelers Checks, Visa
Reservations
Reservations Accepted, Walk-Ins Welcome
Discounts
Group Discount, Military

GETTING TO MONTANA IS EASIER THAN EVER

Special direction map

Special Directions

Entering Fort Benton from US Highway 87, proceed down St. Charles Street to 20th Street. The museum is across the street from the high school football field on the corner of 20th and Washington.