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Stevensville Historical Museum

At the Stevensville Historical Museum enjoy an authentic review of the history of the Bitterroot valley, right from its inception to when the printed word finally caught up. You will also learn all about the earliest settlement in Montana and how it came about. Read More

What can I see and do at the Stevensville Historical Museum?

Maybe you are a local who just realized you need to know more about his land, or an intrepid historian digging up nuggets to satisfy a growing appetite for the bygones. It really doesn't matter, for the Stevensville Historical Museum in Missoula, Montana will send you back satisfied with a feast of information on the history of the Bitterroot Valley.

Artifacts left behind by the Salish Indians tell a tale all their own while the arrival of the Jesuit Pierre DeSmet with his band of missionaries is documented exactly as it happened. It might interest you to learn that his arrival resulted in the setting up of the St. Mary's Mission, which today is regarded as the foundation of the early settlement in Montana.

Displays highlight important events as well as routine activities of the time with an amazing authenticity that really serves to keep you glued to the scene. If you'd ever wondered how a hundred and fifty year old kitchen or wash room looked like, you'll find your answers here. Even a skeleton from an erstwhile drugstore has its own version of events to make known before awestruck visitors.

Where is the Stevensville Historical Museum?

It is located on 517 Main St. in Stevensville along Highway 93.

When is the museum open?

The Museum is open in summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Thursday to Saturday 11am to 4pm and Sundays from 1pm to 4pm.

Who can I call with questions?

Call the museum directly at (406) 777-1007.