Discover the legacy of the US Forest Service

The National Museum of Forest Service History is a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of the U.S. Forest Service.

Stop by the

Visitor's Center

OPEN DAILY
Now through Labor Day
10am-4pm

ADDRESS
6305 Highway 10 West
Info: 406-541-6374

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 2772
Missoula, MT 59806

The Great Tappan Rocker Raffle


Win this beautiful four-slat tappan rocker
by acclaimed craftsman Adam Nudd-Homeyer!

$50/ticket
Only 300 tickets available!
Free shipping to the raffle winners

Drawing October 7, 2021

How to Buy Tickets:
Download the form and mail it by September 30, 2021.

Help us build the

National Conservation Legacy and Education Center

  • Fundraising Goal 80% 80%

Goal: $11 million

Goal: $11 million
Raised: $8.8 million

Raised: $8.8 million

The National Museum of Forest Service History is close to finalizing our Capital Campaign to build the National Conservation Legacy Center in Missoula, Montana. Once it is built, the Center will be a one-of-a-kind, world class destination. It will showcase America’s conservation history – the U.S. Forest Service, its people, partners, and legacy.

Now Available Online

View Our Extensive Collection


Over 50,000 Items!

The NMFSH manages its own collection of more than 50,000 artifacts, documents, and memorabilia relating to the history and culture of the Forest Service. This massive archive is online for anyone to use – researchers, students, historians, or anyone with an inquisitive mind!

Featured Exhibit

Case No. 1: 1899-1908 Timber Sale


Explore Our Virtual Exhibit

Case No. 1 was the name given to an 1899 timber sale on U.S. Government land in the Black Hills Forest Reserve in South Dakota. Under this contract, 13 million board feet of ponderosa pine trees were cut from the Forest Reserve by the Homestake Mining Company.

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