Ranger Programs

Big Hole National Battlefield


Join us for one of our free ranger programs as we share the stories behind your National Battlefield. Programs are subject to change. Please check postings at the visitor center for the most up to date schedule.
 
Male park ranger and four hikers on a forested trail.

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BATTLEFIELD TOURS

Take a tour of the Big Hole National Battlefield with a ranger. Hikes will range from 1.2 to 2 miles round-trip. Insect repellent is highly recommended as mosquitoes are prevelant in the area.
Dates: Late June through late September on Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday hikes are offered if staffing allows. NOTE: battlefield tours will not be offered on the Saturday when the annual battlefield commemoration takes place.
Times: Begins at 10am and ends by 11:30am.

 
A female park ranger shares information on a deck overlooking a valley and partially forested hillside .

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DECK TALKS

These half-hour long programs take place on the deck at the visitor center with a commanding view of the entire battlefield.
Dates: Late June through late September on Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday talks are offered if staffing allows. NOTE: deck talks will not be offered on the Saturday when the annual battlefield commemoration takes place.
Times: 11am and 1:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 11am, 1:30pm, and 3pm on weekdays, if staffing allows.

 
A Nez Perce woman wearing traditional clothes kneels on floor surrounded by baskets and other cultural items.

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SUMMER SPEAKER SERIES

Each summer Nez Perce tribal members and other cultural demonstrators share their knowledge with Big Hole National Battlefield visitors as part of the Summer Speaker Series. Presentations take place at the visitor center unless otherwise noted.
Dates: Late June through late August on Saturdays and Sundays.
Times: 12 noon and 3pm unless other wise noted. Please check the park's events calendar for details about this year's speakers.

 
A park ranger talks to four visitors in front of wayside signs on a summer day.

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Bear Paw Battlefield

Rangers are available on site most days in the summer months to offer impromptu, guided tours of the battlefield. Large groups and groups with special needs, or those arriving at other times of the year can call the lead ranger in advance at (406) 357-3130 to make arrangements for a tour.

Last updated: July 21, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 237
Wisdom, MT 59761

Phone:

(406) 689-3155

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