Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
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:
Billings Logan International Airport is located 65 miles NW
Airport in Sheridan, Wyoming, 73 miles to the South.
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
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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