Stevensville, Montana: Saint Mary’s Mission and Museum
About Saint Mary’s Mission and Museum:
A visit to the museum, located near Saint Mary’s Peak in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, will take you back in time to the early beginnings of the State of Montana. The Mission was founded in 1841 by a Jesuit priest, Father Pierre De Smet. The town was originally called Saint Mary’s, but the name was later changed to Stevensville.
Their website gives a great description of the history of the Mission.
Guided tours are available, and the Mission includes: Father Ravalli’s Cabin and Pharmacy, Chief Victor’s Cabin – Salish Museum, St. Mary’s Chapel, Residence and a dining room, The Dove Cote.
There is also a gift shop and picnic area.
Traveling to St. Mary’s Mission & Museum in Stevensville, MT:
Address: West end of 4th Street – Stevensville, MT
GPS coordinates: 46° 30′ 33.5484” N, 114° 5′ 52.7064” W
Tel: +1 (406) 777-5734
Click here for the official website of Saint Mary’s Mission and Museum.