Old Montana Prison Museums
1106 Main Street
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
The Old Prison Museum complex is run by the Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation (PCMAF)
Admission allows you entrance into all of our Museums.
Six city blocks on 9 acres filled with history. The history tour will take you through the OLD MONTANA PRISON MUSEUM on a self guided tour of what life was like during the 100 plus years that the prison was in operation. Attached to that is the MONTANA AUTO MUSEUM. Over 160 cars from the 1890’s through the muscle cars of of the 1970’s. Then you travel across the street and travel back to your youth at YESTERDAY’S PLAYTHINGS, a doll, toy and railroad exhibit. Further on your travels will take you back in time to FRONTIER MONTANA, which holds a view of life in the old west, the largest collection of black powder riffles and cowboy memorabilia north of Cody Wyoming. Frontier Montana also is the home of the World War II Exhibit and the Yellowstone Photographer Exhibit. Around the corner takes you to Cottonwood City filled with a school house, active blacksmith shop, post office and other historic buildings. Across the yard is our POWELL COUNTY MUSEUM, home of local history, from days gone by in the local area. Venture back across the street and view Little Joe, the engine that earned his spot in retirement, along with a caboose that you can enter and view. End your trip through history at THE PRISON COW ICE CREAM SHOP, where you can enjoy some ice cream that has been made in Montana since 1912.
OPEN DAILY FROM 9 AM UNTIL 5 PM
Self Guided Tours during opening hours.