Fort Owen’s adobe and log remains preserves the site of the first
permanent white settlement in Montana. Major John Owen established the
fort as a regional trade center in 1850 and period furnishings and
artifacts are displayed in the restored rooms of the east barracks. In 30
minutes you can browse through a small museum housed in preserved and
partially reconstructed structures. This site is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places.
25 miles south of Missoula on U.S. 93 to Stevensville Junction, then .5
miles east on Secondary 269. (Lat 46.52, Lng -114.097)
If you have questions or comments please send mail to; Fort Owen, 3201
Spurgin Road Missoula, MT 59804 or call (406) 542-5500.