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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

P.O. Box 39
Exit 510 Off I-90 Hwy 212
Crow Agency, MT 590220039
Visitor Information: 406-638-3204
By Fax: 406-638-2623

How To Get There:

By airplane
Billings Logan International Airport is located 65 miles NW
Airport in Sheridan, Wyoming, 73 miles to the South.

By car
Interstate 90, Exit 510 at Jct 212.

By Public Transportation
Bus service available at Billings, MT, Sheridan, WY with travel to Crow Agency, Montana, 1.5 miles NW of the Little Bighorn Monument.

Operating Hours & Seasons

The Monument is closed on the following holidays

  • Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day

Open the rest of the year on the following schedule:

  • Memorial Day to July 31: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • August 1 to Labor Day: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • September and October (Ends on daylight savings time): 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • November through March: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • April - May: 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument preserves the site of the June 25, 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn, near Crow Agency, Montana, in the United States. It also serves as a memorial to those who fought in the battle: George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry and a combined Lakota-Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho force. 

Custer National Cemetery, on the battlefield, is part of the national monument. The site of a related military action led by Marcus Reno and Frederick Benteen is also part of the national monument, but is about 3 miles southeast of the Little Bighorn battlefield.

The site was first preserved as a national cemetery by the Secretary of War on January 29, 1879, to protect graves of the 7th Cavalry troopers buried there. 

Proclaimed National Cemetery of Custer's Battlefield Reservation to include burials of other campaigns and wars on December 7, 1886. The name has been shortened to "Custer National Cemetery," and although it had been the site of Custer's grave, he was reinterred to West Point Cemetery in 1877.

Reno-Benteen Battlefield was added on April 14, 1926. Transferred from the War Department to the National Park Service on July 1, 1940. Redesignated Custer Battlefield National Monument on March 22, 1946. 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966. The site was renamed Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument by a law signed by President George H. W. Bush on December 10, 1991.

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