Gardiner Historic Walking Tours Hosted by Yellowstone Gateway Museum

06/22/2023 - Gardiner Historic Walking Tours Hosted by Yellowstone Gateway Museum

The Gardiner Historic Walking Tour is offered twice weekly through September by Yellowstone Gateway Museum volunteers, beginning June 20. The tour is held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:00pm, in Gardiner, Montana. Historic research is augmented by stories and historic photographs from the museum’s collections. Purchase online tickets at or pay cash at meeting place prior to departure.

The tour begins in the small park opposite the Roosevelt Arch (not Arch Park) in Gardiner on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:00pm. Participants will learn about Gardiner’s prehistory and history, anchored by historic buildings and structures. Stories about miners, merchants, hotel and tavern owners, the roles of the Northern Pacific Railroad and the Yellowstone Trail, and challenges faced by residents living on the edge of Yellowstone National Park are included. The tour was developed last year but not scheduled due to the flood.

Museum Curator Karen Reinhart said, “Visitors will enjoy hearing colorful stories of early Gardiner. We welcome locals and hope they’ll share their stories during the walk, too!”

Tours are led by museum volunteers and staff, and are approximately 1.5 hours with multiple stops along the way. Please arrive 10 minutes early if possible. Sturdy shoes, water, sunscreen, and a light jacket are recommended. Rain or shine.

Tickets for Gardiner Historic Walking Tour are $15/person. Purchase online tickets at or pay cash at tour meeting place, prior to departure.

The museum also offers Livingston walking tours, beginning the week of July 10 through September. These include a new downtown Livingston Architecture Tour (Monday evenings), Local Bars and Brews Tour (Tuesday evenings), and Ghosts and Ghost Signs Tour (Thursday evenings). These will also be posted on or participants can pay cash before the tour.

Watch for more information about upcoming programs or contact Karen Reinhart at 222-4184 or Visit our Facebook page, yellowstonegatewaymuseum.

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