Yellowstone Gateway Museum – Livingston
Livingston, MT 59715 United States (406) 222-4184 https://yellowstonegatewaymuseum.org/
Come and see some of Montana’s best-kept secrets! An array of fascinating local and nationally significant artifacts are displayed in a three-story schoolhouse. The 1906 North Side School is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.Yellowstone Park: Rare, one of-a-kind artifacts from the 1860’s to 1940’s including stage coaches, W.H. Jackson chromolithographs, Fort Yellowstone bell and much more.
Lewis and Clark: Trace their mapped journey through the area. Read about the 13 members of ‘Clark Down the Yellowstone’ including Clark, York, Sacagawea, Charbonneau, Pryor, and all the others.
Wild West: See artifacts relating to Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill Cody, the Plummer Gang, Texas Rangers, and Goodnight – Loving cattle trail.
Archeology: Study displays from three nationally important sites in Park County including the 11,500-year-old Anzick site burial and the largest Clovis cache ever found.
Northern Pacific Railroad: Artifacts from the 1880’s through 1940’s, which include the old time ticket office, century old caboose, F.J. Hanes photographs and specialized tools used in daily operations.
Geology: Displays include rocks, fossils, minerals, and mining that ranges from 3.5 billion years ago to the present! Century old mining equipment and union memorabilia are included.
Pioneer Living: Learn about the ‘items of convenience’ that made life easier from the century old black smith shop, wheel-right tools, pre-electric kitchen and housekeeping utensils, fire fighting carts, log schoolhouse, hand built wagon and much more.
Military: Look at artifacts from the 1860’s through WW I and II, including the first Crow Agency of Fort Parker, Little Big Horn, as well as Civil and Spanish-American Wars.
The diversity of displays are impressive in our three-story 1906 North Side Schoolhouse. It is like pioneering on the Bozeman Trail!! Come on in and take a stroll.
To get to the Gateway Museum: From I-90 take Exit 333 to Livingston. Turn right (north) onto Park Street. Stay on Park Street to the stoplight on 5th Street. Turn left (north). Go across the railroad tracks and 1 block to Chinook. Turn right (east) on Chinook and go three blocks. The museum is a three story, sculptured, gray block building with a red caboose out front.
Summer Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm September Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm October – May: By appointment
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