April 26, 2017
Contact: Leslie Lula
, (406) 689-3155 x 1029
Big Hole National Battlefield's visitor center will be open to the public from 9am to 5pm daily, seven days per week beginning on Monday, May 8, 2017.
Coyote Camp, the park's premier education program for school groups, will be held during the week of May 22 through May 26, 2017. Any school interested in participating in this event will need to go to the park website at: https://www.nps.gov/biho/learn/education/index.htm and fill out an application. Limited spaces are available.
Our Summer Speaker Series begins on June 24 and will continue every weekend through August 13 . Look for a schedule of specific speakers on the park's online calendar of events at: https://www.nps.gov/biho/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.
The annual commemoration of the Battle of the Big Hole will be held on August 5 from approximately 10am to 3pm. It is open to the public.
Directions to Big Hole National Battlefield:
- From Wisdom, MT, take State Highway 43 west for 10 miles.
- From Lost Trail Pass junction with US Highway 93 on the Montana and Idaho border, take State Highway 43 east for 16 miles.
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 eight 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.