Project Description

ExploreBig: Montana’s Historic Places is a website and mobile app to help you discover Montana’s rich cultural resources. Curated by the Montana Historical Society, ExploreBig shares the history and architecture of selected buildings, neighborhoods, and cultural sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the nation's official list of cultural resources deemed worthy of preservation. The site's mobile markers reproduce National Register signs placed at the sites themselves as part of a program, funded through the state’s accommodations tax, to improve public knowledge and promote historic preservation.

To get started, take a tour, browse by town, select a featured story or use the search bar at the top to find your favorite historic Montana place.

For more information about this project see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the ExploreBig team at MHSDigital@mt.gov.


Privacy Policy

The Montana Historical Society operates the Explore Big website and app. Whenever you use Explore Big, we collect basic information that your browser or device sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser or device version, content that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics. If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.