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Contact: Leslie Lula, (406) 689-3155 x1029
The Big Hole National Battlefield's visitor center will be closed Monday, February 20, 2017 to honor Presidents Day. The visitor center will reopen the following day, February 21 at 10:00 a.m.
Although the visitor center is closed the remainder of the park is open. Winter is a great time to visit the battlefield. Come snowshoe or ski our trails.
Big Hole National Battlefield commemorates the tragic events of the Nez Perce Flight of 1877, when the 7th U.S. Infantry pursued Nez Perce families through Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. On August 9-10, 1877, nearly six weeks into the conflict, between 60 – 90 Nez Perce men, women, elders, and children, and 31 soldiers/civilian volunteers lost their lives at the Battle of the Big Hole, one of the bloodiest conflicts in the history of the American West.