O'Fallon Historical Museum - Baker

Admission is free at the O'Fallon Historical Museum in Baker, Montana. It is housed in the former Fallon County jail and sheriff's quarters, built in 1916 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. There are six buildings total of Fallon County history to browse. Not to be missed is Steer Montana, the world's largest steer. Steer Montana is a Roan Polled Shorthorn Breed that was born in Fallon County on March 23, 1923. He lived 15 years and 4 months. A local rancher, Mr. Jack Guth, raised and showed Steer Montana in over 60 different state fairs, stock shows and carnivals in places such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona Los Angeles, Fort Worth, and many others. He has also been displayed at the dairy Cattle Congress at Waterloo, Iowa. Steer Montana was 5 feet 11 inches in height, 10 feet 4 inches in length, 9 feet 2 inches in girth, and reached a top certified weight of 3,980 pounds. Early day ranchers tell the tale that Steer Montana grew into such a large animal because he was fed grain mash (a left over product from the local bootleg liquor trade.) Today we might say it was in his genes. Steer Montana had two brothers, Brother Spot weighing 3,230 pounds, and Brother Bulgy, weighing 3,580 pounds. They were both huge animals but not quite as large as Steer Montana.


Mailing Address
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Street Address
723 South Main
Baker,  MT 59313

Phone: 406-778-3265
Fax: 406-778-3967

The O'Fallon Historical Museum is located at 723 South Main. Drive one block west from the street light and turn south down First Street West, go south 6 blocks, turn east and go to the end of the block and turn south. We are behind the City and County building.

OR at the street light turn south and go down Lake Street on Highway 7, seven blocks until you get to Lincoln Avenue and turn west, one block. The museum is on the corner at the end of the block.

All Year

June-August: 8:00am - 5:00pm every day
September-May: 9:00am - 4:00pm M-F
Closed holidays and noon hour

Not Available

Reservations Accepted, Walk-Ins Welcome

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