Any interest in Native American history or even a curiosity as to the varied traditions fashioned by railway, religion, and ranching, will definitely make a visit to the Victor Heritage Museum in Victor, Montana worth your while. It is a rich source of information on a wide range of topics that have to do with cultural and natural history.
What can I see and do at the Victor Heritage Museum?
Midway between Hamilton and Stevensville on Highway 93 is the nondescript little town of Victor. You might drive by without a second glance, but as is the case with most small towns in America, there's always a hidden gem that had you known it existed, would certainly entice you to slow down and make a U turn.
On Main Street stands the old Victor Depot Building, a quaint log building that houses the Victor Heritage Museum. It remains open in summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day, from 1.00 – 4.00 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday. There's parking available, as well as restrooms. In addition to the Museum they have a gift shop where you may find souvenirs.
The Museum is a veritable delight that has invaluable antiques, historical artifacts, native Indian relics, and objects that hark back to a mining and agricultural history of a hundred years ago. Information on little known aspects of frontier life, early religion, churches and schools, which you may not come across in most places, is here for you to sift through. Wherever it is that your interests lie, you are sure to come out a little more enlightened than when you went in.
Where is the Victor Heritage Museum?
It is located at 125 Blake Street in Victor, Montana. From Hwy 93, turn west onto Main Street and drive two blocks to Blake Street.
When is the museum open?
The museum is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, from 1pm-4pm Tuesday through Saturday.
How much does it cost to visit?
It is free to visit, but donations are always appreciated.
Who can I call with more questions?
Call the museum directly at (406)642-3997 or visit them online.