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Custer Battlefield Museum

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

Opportunities for Giving

Planned Giving Opportunities

The Custer Battlefield Museum is funded through the generosity of private contributors. Donors can support the Museum by making an annual gift, a one-time gift, a major gift, an endowment gift, a planned gift, or through a corporate sponsorship.

Private funds are essential to the Museumís mission of acquiring, preserving and interpreting the artifacts and material culture of the American West.

The Custer Battlefield Museum is a non-profit corporation and has a Federal non-profit 501c3 status with the IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury.  Donors that contribute to the Custer Battlefield Museum may deduct their contributions as provided in section 170 of the IRS code.  Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers or gifts to the Custer Battlefield Museum or for itís use are tax deductible for Federal Estate and Gift Tax Purposes, if they meet the acceptable provisions. 


Gifts are welcomed at all levels. There are giving societies for donors making gifts of $30 or more that include membership in the Museum. Gifts can be in the form of cash or stock and can be tax-deductible. Annual gifts support the operations and programs of the Museum.

Major Gifts

Major gifts are gifts of $25,000 or more to the museum. Benefits are available to major gift donors. For donors making gifts of $50,000 or more, naming opportunities within the Museum are made available.

Endowment Gifts

The earnings from the endowment fund are used to support programs within the Museum. Endowment gifts are critical to the future of the Museum, and there are special recognition and benefits for endowment donors.

Corporate Sponsorships

Sponsorships are needed for many of the programs offered through the Museum. These include education programs and traveling exhibits. Sponsorships start at $100 with benefits and recognition for the corporation.

Planned Gifts

The Museum recognizes all donors who have indicated in writing that they have made a gift to the Custer Battlefield Museum through a provision in their will or other estate-planning document. Planned gifts can be in the form of cash, stock, life insurance, real estate, or personal property. Development staff is available to discuss the various ways a planned gift can be made (will, trust, annuities, etc.). To receive more information, call the Development Office at 406-638-1876 or email Director of Development

More Information

For more information about these gift options, please feel free to contact the director, Christopher Kortlander, by phone at 406-638-1876, or write to the Custer Battlefield Museum at P.O. Box 200 Garryowen, Montana 59031 or email

Your inquiries are strictly confidential and without obligation.


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Museum Info:

Memorial Day - Labor Day
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


P. O. Box 200
Garryowen, MT  59031

Admission Fees:

Adults $ 7.50

Children 12 & under free


Closed on All Major Holidays

AAA Members
$1 Discount on Admission


Guided Tours Available by Special Arrangement

(406) 638-1876


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

Artworks and photographs within this website may not be copied or reproduced without written permission of the Custer Battlefield Museum. 
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