Bitterroot Valley History & Museums: Ravalli County Montana Museum

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Ravalli County Museum

Visit the Ravalli County Museum and learn about the Bitterroot Valley's unique heritage, culture and natural history, located near downtown Hamilton, Montana. Read More

  • Ravalli County Museum is located near downtown Hamilton.
  • Admission: $3/Adults, $1/Seniors or Students, $6/Families, Free for Children
  • Open year-round. 
  • 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday through Friday, 9 am – 1 pm on Saturday, closed Sundays and Mondays. 
  • See unique historic artifacts from the Bitterroot Valley. 


Housed in the old brick courthouse near downtown Hamilton, the Ravalli County Museum’s mission is to preserve and display historic, cultural and natural artifacts from the Bitterroot Valley and its past and current residents. Exhibits and collections include Native American pieces as well as artifacts from Montana’s first white settlement at Stevensville. Bring your family and learn about everything from early rodeos to mining and logging and charismatic valley inhabitants.


The Ravalli County Museum is located on the corner of Bedford and 3rd, just two blocks from downtown Hamilton, Montana.

From Hamilton, turn right onto Bedford Street.

Address: Ravalli County Museum
205 Bedford
Hamilton, MT 59840
Ph: (406) 363 - 3338


The museum is open year-round from:

  • Sunday-Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10-4
  • Wednesday: 10-4
  • Thursday: 10-8
  • Friday: 10-4 (First Fridays open until 8pm)
  • Saturday: 9-1


A visit to the Ravalli County Museum costs:

  • Thursdays & Saturdays are Free days
  • $3/Adult
  • $1/Students or Seniors
  • $6/Family
  • Children enter for free

More Information

Help support the preservation of artifacts, materials and information from the Bitterroot Valley by becoming a member of the Ravalli County Museum. Call (406)-363-3338 for more information on becoming a member.

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Ravalli County Museum

The Ravalli County Museum provides exhibits on the history and heritage of the area.