Among many historic sites in Montana, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is one of best Montana historic attractions. This monument represents a major event in the US history.
Where is Little Bighorn Battlefield?
Nestled across 765 acres, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is located at the north, between Yellowstone, and BadLands National Parks. Some also recognize this monument with the name of Custer’s Last Stand
About Little BigHorn Battlefield National Monument
The Battle of the Little BigHorn took place in 1876 (June 25 and 26) between the 7th U.S. Cavalry and the Lakota and Cheyenne Indians. Northern Plains Indians fought this battle as one of their last armed efforts for preserving their ancestral way of life. Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer along with 260 soldiers lost their lives during this war.
Although Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is solely dedicated to the U.S. soldiers, the Congress changed this view and renamed the memorial in 1991. And, The National Park Service started placing red granite markers where the warriors are known to have fallen in 1999.
At recent times, a major headstone preservation project is in progress at Custer National Cemetery to preserve this historic monument. Along with the Custer National Cemetery, Little Bighorn has a visitor center, museum, library, 7th Cavalry Memorial, Reno-Benteen Battlefield, and Indian Memorial.
Little Bighorn offers a variety of interpretive programs including self-guided talks, bus tours at the battle related sites and Custer National Cemetery. These tours help to follow and observe the sites related to the battle taking you back to memory lane.
The operating hours of Little Bighorn differs from month to month. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the monument is opened from 8:00am to 9pm. And, in spring and fall, the operating hours are from 8:00am to 6:00pm and 8:00am to 4:30pm respectively. Limited tours and programs are also offered during the off-season.
Come and explore this monument and sharpen your knowledge about the US history. If you are a true history lover, take your time out and visit this historic Little Bighorn Monument in Montana.
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