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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

Custer Battlefield Museum

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Custer Battlefield Museum and all other museum facilities on the battlefield are CLOSED.


Little Big Horn Battlefield Driving Audio Tour

The Little Big Horn National Monument Tour Road located at Interstate-90 - Exit 510 is OPEN every day of the week from 8:00am - 4:30pm. If you are interested in learning the details and the story of the Battle of the Little Big Horn here is your chance - As you walk or drive the road, you can listen to the driving audio tour. This will give you an incredible historical educational experience over your cell phone at any time. Call 406-214-3148 and then enter your stop number. Enjoy your walk/drive through history!

> Stops During the Tour




Battle of the Little Big Horn Reenactment Video

At the Custer Battlefield Museum,
you will see the extensive collection of
Custer Battlefield & period artifacts

New Sitting Bull Display
Sitting Bull's Deathmask
D. F. Barry Photography Collection
New Lewis & Clark Exhibit

> learn more about the museum's exhibits

Visit the Custer Battlefield Museum

Directions: On Interstate 90, take Exit 514.
The museum is located directly off the exit, next to the interstate.
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Address:  Custer Battlefield Museum, Town Hall,
P. O. Box 200, Garryowen, MT  59031

Telephone: 406-638-1876
FAX:  406-638-2019


Facebook: @CusterBattlefieldMuseum

U.S. Cavalry School's Training Courses

Visit to learn
how you can be involved in a variety of horse riding adventures
that will transport you back into history!



Available Books

Arrow to the Heart, the newly releasd book by Chris Kortlander

Little Bighorn, Voices From a Distant Wind
& Contested Ground
Purchase the Book and DVD combo- $34.95 delivered
Call 406-638-1876 to order.



Elizabeth Custer Library & Museum of Frontier of the West

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135th Anniversary first day cover
George & Elizabeth Custer Stamp
Elizabeth 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.  > learn more
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

Hundreds of U.S. military officers visit Garryowen every year to study the Custer Battle, to make sure tactical mistakes are not repeated.

General Godfrey and Chief White Bull, both survivors of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, clasp hands over the open crypt of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at its dedication in 1926.


So You Want to Become a War Chief
Dr. Joe Medicine Crow explains the process of becoming a War Chief


Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow receives Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House Ceremony
August 12, 2009

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.

    Watch the White House Video

    Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

    Military Award Ceremony for Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow, June 25, 2008, Garryowen, MT

    Dr. Medicine Crow speaks 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...
> learn more

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...
> learn more

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.

$ 99.99  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


Available NOW!  New Montana Specialty License Plate

custer battlefield museum license plate



Adults $8.00
Children 12 & under Free

Guided Tours, Group Tours, and VIP Native American Guided Horse Tours are available by special arrangement!
Call 406-638-1876

AAA members receive $1 discount on admission


Memorial Day - Labor Day
8:00 AM to 5:00 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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