Today the main house and its original furnishings are preserved intact, along with the bunkhouse, blacksmith shop, horse barns, cattle sheds, and other outbuildings dating back to the 1860s. Cattle graze on the lush grasses of this working ranch, much as they have since the 1860s.
Each season has its unique scenery and experience. The ranch can bustle with activities or seem peaceful and quiet. No matter the time of year, the park visitor center is a great starting point. Staff will orient you to the site, fill you in on scheduled activities, sign you up for a house tour, and allow you time to shop for souvenirs from the park store.
A five-minute walk from the visitor center leads to the historic ranch area and its main house. Johnny Grant had the main house built in 1862 and used it as a trading post and headquarters for his ranching operations.
In 1866, Grant sold the house to Conrad Kohrs, who was to become known as Montana's "cattle king." Guided house tours are offered year round. Filled with original furnishings, the house is a great example of one family's success in a business that was filled with uncertainties.
If touring historic homes is not your thing, not to worry. Self-guided exhibits allow you toexplore a number of historic buildings and trails at your own pace.