Philipsburg Museum Vintage Mining

Museum & Cultural Center

Admission Children 12 and under-free, Adults $5.00
Memorial Day-Labor Day Hour 12pm-4pm
Winter Hours by appointment only
(406) 859-3020

"Granite County Museum is now a member of the Time Travleers Network"

The Granite County Museum and Cultural Center, housed in the former Courtney Hotel on South Sansome Street in Philipsburg, was founded in 1991 thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers and the generous donations of supporters. The price of admission is $4.00 for adults and free for children under the age of twelve.

The main floor of the museum welcomes visitors to view a revolving display of historical exhibits, including photos, clothing, and other belongings of former Granite County residents. Downstairs is a mural of a mining community, complete with an assay office, a bank with a miner's coin collection, and a reconstructed miner's cabin to see how the early prospectors lived.

In 1996, a replica of an underground silver mine was built in the museum. The simulated mine shaft and drift is realistic and includes a compressor, a hoist house, several ore cars, and various other pieces of mining equipment, offering the visitor a glimpse into the daily routine of a turn-of-the-century underground miner.