On this 32-acre site rests a fort that was built in 1877 during the flight of the Nez Perce. It is now home to a museum possessing more than 22,000 artifacts including 13 historical structures documenting the history of the fort and the forestry in the area. There is a self-guided tour on an outdoor, interpretive trail describing a dozen historic buildings of the fort property. The Bitterroot River runs adjacent to the property which adds to your enjoyment and there is ample space to hike and view animals.
The Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History promotes the commemoration and study of the U.S. armed services, from the Frontier Period to the War on Terrorism. The Museum strives to impart a greater understanding of the roles played by America’s service-men and service-women through this period of dramatic global change. The U.S. Fourth Infantry Regiment and the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the Museum buildings in 1936 during the Great Depression. Headquartered in Buildings T-310 and T-316 by special arrangement with the Montana National Guard, the Museum exhibits from a wide collection of documents and artifacts, ranging from Civil War artillery to Vietnam-Era anti-tank missiles. The museum is open year round. Memorial Day through Labor Day hours is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Winter hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed on Mondays. There is a nominal admission fee.