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.

Visitor's Center

Info: 406-541-6374

P.O. Box 2772
Missoula, MT 59806

Help Us Grow Our Membership!

SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW MEMBERS! Our goal is to have 2021 members by the end of the year 2021, so become a new member today for just $20.20. Every contribution helps us continue our cause. Now is a great time to show your support of NMFSH with a one-year Individual Membership!

Partnering With

Western Heritage Company

For every $200* you spend with Western Heritage Company, they will send you a one-year membership to the Museum for FREE! For more details, visit

Help us build the

National Conservation Legacy and Education Center

  • Fundraising Goal 70% 70%

Goal: $10,583,223

Goal: $10,583,223 
Raised: $7,345,792

Raised: $7,345,792

The National Museum of Forest Service History is currently engaged in a Capital Campaign to build the National Conservation Legacy and Education 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.

You Can Help!

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.