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The museum's mission is to educate the general public on the Western Migration Movement and the Battle of the Little Bighorn.  This institution collects, preserves and exhibits artifacts, beadwork, photographs, paintings, rare books, and manuscripts.  The Tomb of the United States Unknown Soldier is maintained by this institution.  The Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3, supported through private funding.  The museum is located where the Battle of the Little Big Horn began at Sitting Bull's camp.

Custer Battlefield Museum

Where the Battle of the Little Big Horn began . . . Garryowen, Montana



Battle of the Little Big Horn Reenactment Video

Custer Battlefield Map - click to interact and get directions

U.S. Cavalry School's Training Courses


Extensive Collection of Custer Battlefield & Period Artifacts

NEW!  Sitting Bull Display  See Sitting Bull's Deathmask

D. F. Barry Photography Collection         New Lewis & Clark Exhibit


Elizabeth Custer

   Elizabeth Custer Library & Museum of Frontier Women of the West

none wounded none missing all deadElizabeth Bacon Custer's Epic Tale of Romance Lives on 135 Years after Her Husband's Death   (Garryowen, MT)  The Elizabeth Custer Library and Museum, in cooperation with authors Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of 92 signed and numbered, leather-bound deluxe editions of the authors' new book None Wounded, None Missing, All Dead, in connection with the 135th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

135th Anniversary first day cover


135th Anniversary First Day Caché
The Custer Battlefield Museum and the Historic Town of Garryowen are pleased to announce the release of a  US Postal Service First Day Cover on June 25, 2011, to commemorate the 135th Anniversary of The Battle of the Little Big Horn.  The impressive caché has a Garryowen Montana Special Station Cancelation and a custom-made stamp with the images of George & Elizabeth Custer.  Limited Number Available, $30, Call 406-638-1876 to order.

Home of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
inscription by Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow, PhD
Grandson of Custer's scout White Man Runs Him

Joe Medicine Crow Tomb of the Unknown

Joe Medicine Crow receives honorary doctorate at usc 2003
Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
at White House Ceremony, August 12, 2009
Click HERE for White House Video

Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow
Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

left, Associated Press
President Barack Obama reaches around the head dress of Chief Joseph Medicine Crow to place a 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom around his neck, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

Slide Show  June 25, 2008   Garryowen, Montana
Military Award Ceremony for Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow

Joe Medicine Crow


Hear Dr. Medicine Crow talk about his War deeds and how he earned the right to be a Crow Chief

All About the Custer Battlefield Museum
The Custer Battlefield Museum offers extensive and unique exhibits...
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The Custer Archives
The Elizabeth Bacon Custer Manuscript Collection is the largest assemblage of Custer-related documents in existence. Its approximately six thousand pieces respresent a huge portion of the vast collection of documents that were in Libbie Custer's possession at the time of her death...
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The Custer Battlefield Museum presents this
Special Edition of "Custer's Last Fight"
Anheuser-Busch Limited Edition Print
36" x 27"

"Custer's Last Fight" is the most famous depiction of the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the most
famously inaccurate.  It has been seen by millions of people for over 100 years. For the first time ever, Anheuser-Busch Corporation granted special permission to the Custer Battlefield Museum
to reissue on museum-quality quality, acid-free paper this famous print.

$ 89.99  includes shipping & insurance
(within the US - call for international shipments)
Call to Order  (406) 638-1876

All proceeds go directly to benefit the new "Peace Memorial" at Garryowen

Anheuser Busch Pring Custers last Fight

custer battlefield museum license plate

Available NOW!  New Montana Specialty License Plate



Adults $7.50
Children 12 & under Free

AAA members receive $1 discount on admission

Guided tours are available by special arrangement.
Call 406-638-1876


Memorial Day - Labor Day
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Spring and Fall
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closed on all major holidays

CALL: 406-638-1876



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"Custer's Last Fight"
Famous Anheuser-Busch
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Come Up Red
The Custer Battlefield Museum Strikes Gold
an Article and Interview
by 2010 CMB Intern Hayley Brazier

Crazy Horse Exhibit Custer Battlefield Museum
Crazy Horse Exhibit

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Comanche: Battle Survivor

After the battle,      Comanche was found near death from multiple arrow and bullet wounds. The horse was then taken to Fort Lincoln and nursed back to health. Comanche lived another 15 years and died at the age of 28.


Crow Fair

"Garryowen" Ringtone

Dr. Joe Medicine Crow speaks about Garryowen

Mystery Files in Montana:  The Myths of Sitting Bull at the Battle of the Little Big Horn - an article by Kiley Molinari, 2010 Summer Intern, Custer Battlefield Museum

Indiana Nat'l Guard visits Battlefield Museum
Future generation of officers learn from Custer's successes and failures


Chris Kortlander, Founding Director, Custer Battlefield Museum, receives Montana Governor's Award on Tourism


Opportunities for Giving


Request a Flag: A Unique and Special Gift



Custer Battlefield Museum | 1-90 Exit 514 
Town Hall, P. O. Box 200, Garryowen, MT 59031  (406) 638-1876 | E-Mail

Christopher Kortlander, Director

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