History is everywhere in Montana. Even before Montana became a state in 1889, there was a historical society. This dedication to preserving and interpreting history lives on today, from local history museums to National Battlefields and Landmarks.
Dinosaur Trail Museum
The Montana Dinosaur Trail features some of the greatest paleontological finds of the last century, meticulously dug from the ancient earth.
Visiting one of Montana’s ghost towns is like stepping back in time to the era of gold, saloons and vigilantes. Experience the quiet solitude of Bannack State Park or watch history come alive with a performance at Virginia City and Nevada City.
Lewis and Clark Trail
The Lewis and Clark Expedition is a central part of Montana’s history. Following the trail and visiting its landmarks is a great way to experience the state like Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark did more than 200 years ago.