Grant-Kohrs Ranch
National Historic Site Montana


Draft horses pull up a load on the Beaverslide Haystacker.
Draft horses with teamster, Kai Christensen, pull up a load of hay on the beaverslide haystacker at a Haying Event.

NPS photo by Ken Larson

2019 Special Events

Junior Ranger Day - Saturday, April 13
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fun activities for kids to explore the National Park Service through Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS and earn a Junior Ranger Badge.

Cattle Branding - Tuesday, July 9
Branding - 11:00 am; Family Activities - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Branding cattle was a very important practice on the open range, where cattle grazed together with only a brand to identify ownership. Branding is still an important time on ranches today. Come watch as we brand our calves and join in the fun family activities held throughout the day.

Haying with Horses - Wednesdays: July 17, 31 August 7
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm each day

Come out and watch haying demonstrations using historic horse drawn implements. See the beaverslide haystacker in action. (weather permitting)

Campfires, Bedrolls and Starry Nights - Thursday, July 25 - Friday, July 26
7:00 pm - 8:00 am (note: this is an overnight event)

Bring a sleeping bag and experience cowboy life by spending the evening on the ranch! This special overnight program for children and families will include cowboy crafts, night sky navigation, cowboy songs around the campfire, and more. Registration is required and is limited to 30 participants.

Pumpkin Sunday - Sunday, October 20
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Enjoy the fall season with activities for children and special programs and activities for visitors of all ages. There will be pumpkin painting, hay rides, crafts and more.

Holiday Open House - Sunday, December 8
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the holiday season by stepping back in time to see the Kohrs home decorated in historic Victorian style. View Kohrs family heirlooms on display specially on display through the holidays. Some items will only be on display only during the event. Also enjoy children's activities, wagon rides and more.

There is no fee to attend any of the events.


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Last updated: June 26, 2019

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266 Warren Lane
Deer Lodge, MT 59722


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