Gallatin County Pioneer Museum, located at 317 West Main Street in picturesque Bozeman, is a great visit. With the huge variety of near by attractions such as, Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky Ski Resort, and all of Central Montana’s amazing access to natural spaces and rivers, the Pioneer Museum is a wonderful way to explore the rich culture and history of the greater Yellowstone region.
Now, thanks to the Office of Tourism, you can experience this Montana gem in virtual reality, filled with artifacts and exhibits telling the story of historic adventurers, explorers, natives, and settlers that made Bozeman and all of Montana what is today.
Click and drag on the embedded tour above or open it directly on Street View to explore the Gallatin Country Pioneer Museum’s authentic settlers cabin in full screen or on the Google Maps Application on a mobile device.
Founded in 1977, the Gallatin Historical Society started the museum with two rooms in the historic Gallatin County Jailhouse. The jailhouse, built in 1911 was no longer suitable for the needs of the county. When a new jail was built in 1982, the old jail was given to the historical society. Since 1982, the museum has expanded and now includes: a permanent exhibit on Native American history, a model of Fort Ellis, an extensive antique gun collection, and exclusive artifacts from Montana’s First People.