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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument         

courtesy of the National Park Service

Contact Information:
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument 
P.O. Box 39
Exit 510 Off I-90 Hwy 212
Crow Agency, MT 59022 
406-638-3204
http://www.nps.gov/libi/

Size: 765 acres. 

Location: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is located within the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana, 1 mile west of I-90/US 87. Crow Agency, MT, is 2 miles north; Billings, MT, is 65 miles northwest; and Sheridan, WY, is 70 miles to the south. 

Description: The area memorializes one of the last armed efforts of the Northern Plains Indians to preserve their ancestral way of life. Here, the famous Battle of the Little Big Horn was fought between the 7th U.S. Cavalry and the Lakota and Cheyenne Indians on June 25-26, 1876. Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer and more than 260 soldiers and attached personnel were killed.

 

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument 
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Activities: The park offers a variety of interpretive programs, including guided talks on the Battle of the Little Big Horn and related themes during the summer months. Guided bus tours are offered through the concessionaire at Little Big Horn College and self-guided walking tours are available for the battle related sites and Custer National Cemetery. A self-guiding, five-mile tour road enables visitors to follow and observe the sites related to the battle. Limited tours and programs are offered during the off-season.

Operating Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day: 8:00am to 9pm; Spring and Fall: 8:00am to 6:00pm; Winter: 8:00am to 4:30pm.

History
:
Ordered established as a national cemetery on January 29, 1879; proclaimed National Cemetery of Custer's Battlefield Reservation on December 7, 1886; changed to Custer Battlefield National Monument by act of Congress on March 22, 1946; changed to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument on December 10, 1991. 

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