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Butch Cassidy Museum – Idaho

Last Updated on June 17, 2023 by Themepark Freak

If you happen to find yourself near Montpelier, Idaho why not stop in at the Butch Cassidy Museum?

On August 13, 1896, Butch robbed The Bank of Montpelier escaping with $ 7,142 in gold, silver and currency. The city of Montpelier has managed to save this bank, making it the last one that Butch robbed in existance. Lets take a little look at what you can experience in the Butch Cassidy Museum.

About the Butch Cassidy Museum of Montpelier, Idaho

When you enter the bank (now museum) you’ll be greeted and shown around by a knowledgable staff member. You’ll find out the floor is the original floor and that you’re walking in Butch’s foot steps.

You’ll also get to read about the heist, see the original vault door and other artifacts of the time. There’s an example of a jail cell in the museum that you can sit in. It’s a great photo opportunity!

The museum is super small so it only takes a few minutes to get through. However, if you’re a wild west or Butch enthusiast, you’ll want to set some time aside to talk about the museum’s favorite topic.

Practical Information for Visiting

As noted above, the museum is small so unless you think you’re going to spend loads of time talking about Butch Cassidy, 10-15 minutes is more than enough.

Location of the Butch Cassidy Museum

833 Washington St, Montpelier, ID 83254

Opening Times

Doors to the museum open yearly just after Memorial Day and close a little after Labor Day. During their season opening they’re typically available for tourists starting at 7 in the morning till 4pm in the afternoon.

The website makes it seem like they’re willing to open out of season if contacted ahead of time, their email is on their website which is listed below.

Cost of the Museum

100% FREE (buy something to help support them!)

Website of the Butch Cassidy Museum of Montpelier

Accessibility Information

The museum has 3 small(ish) steps up into the entry. Once inside, everything is on one level. There is a lot of room for wheel chairs or other mobility devices.

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