Ravalli County Museum Hamilton Montana

Ravalli County Museum & Historical Society

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ravalli County Museum will be closed to the public temporarily.  We will continue to be available through our social media channels.  Please join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

Events for the remainder of March and April are cancelled until further notice.  Our Antiques & Collectibles Auction that was scheduled for May2nd has been postponed  but we are accepting donated items.  If you have a donation, please contact David Bethman at bottlevault@yahoo.com or at (360)927-2408 to arrange a drop off or pick up!

Please check back with us for updates on our re-opening and rescheduled events.  Until then, everyone be safe and stay healthy!

The Ravalli County Museum, located in Hamilton, Montana, houses many unique and rare historical collections from our Native American heritage and establishment of Montana’s first white settlement in the heart of Ravalli County.

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Valley of Three Trails

The Ravalli County Museum is uniquely situated in the Bitter Root Valley at a confluence of three historic and nationally recognized trails. The Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail, the Nee-Me-Poo National Historic Trail and the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. This summer begins our journey and discovery of these three trails.

Our Focus

The Ravalli County Museum has a three tiered focus of art, local history and natural history. There are a total of twenty-eight galleries and chambers. Nine are exhibition rooms, with six permanent displays that are created from the Museum’s extensive collections.

We provide a cultural venue to enrich the experiences of our community through programming and educational opportunities for people of all ages.

Our Service Area

The Ravalli County Museum is the repository for historical information, artifacts and collections for all of Ravalli County. For more information, visit our About page.

Interested in getting involved in YOUR local Museum? There’s plenty of ways:

The mission of the Bitter Root Valley Historical Society is to acquire, preserve, protect and interpret the historical and cultural heritage of the Bitter Root Valley and its people.  Ravalli County Museum is operated and supported by the Bitter Root Valley Historical Society and is a 501c3 IRS qualified charitable organization.
Ravalli County Museum is ADA Accessible
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