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National Historic Site Big Hole National Battlefield
Address Handicapped Accessible 16425 Highway 43 West
Wisdom, MT 59761
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About Big Hole National Battlefield is a memorial to the people who fought and died here. Just before daybreak on August 9, 1877, military forces attacked the near 750 non-treaty Nez Perce as they rested after six weeks of conflicts and flight from military forces. They charged the US Army troops in pursuit of enforcing the US government’s demands that all Nez Perce move to a reservation a fraction the size of their traditional homeland. Stop first at the visitor's center. A 26-minute video program and a museum of photographs, quotations, and belongings of some of the battle participants and non-combatants provide orientation to the park and its story. Self-guiding trails take you to points of interest on the Battlefield. A short drive to the lower parking area connects with foot trails to the Nez Perce Camp, the Siege Area, and the Howitzer Capture site. The walks each take about an hour. We offer Ranger conducted programs in summer; introductory presentations and exhibits are available year-round. Please check the website for current hours of the park and information on camping and fishing.
Contact
MAILING ADDRESS PO Box 237
Wisdom, MT 59761
CONTACT 406-689-3155
FAX 406-689-3151
Details
SEASON All Year
HOURS Winter: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm Summer: Daily 9:00am - 4:30pm Closed all state holidays. Appointments required for large groups.
RESERVATIONS Group Reservations Required, Walk-Ins Welcome
SPECIAL DIRECTIONS 10 miles west of Wisdom, Montana, on Montana Highway 43. From Butte, take I-15 southwest to Divide, then to Wisdom on MT Highway 43.
SERVICES Books Handicapped Accessible Merchandise Parking Picnic Tables Public Restroom Tour Unescorted Tour
ACTIVITIES Cultural Education Exhibit History Museum Native Art Tour

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