Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum


For anyone interested in the history of the Old West, the Gatchell museum in Buffalo is a must-see. This extraordinary collection had its humble beginnings in the drugstore that Jim Gatchell opened in 1900. Through his friendship with the survivors of the earlier violent times, including lawmen, cowboys, scouts and members of the Cheyenne tribe, Gatchell received an invaluable collection of artifacts during the next 50 years. Among the approximately 8,000 pieces of historic memorabilia is an impressive collection of firearms used by Native Americans, the Frontier Army, and pioneers. You'll also learn the complete history of the Johnson County Cattle War, one of the most bitter and bloody chapters in American history. The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum is open from late April to mid-October. Admission costs $5 for adults 17 and over, $3 for children 6 to 16; and families $12. During the summer, the museum is open seven days a week, and Monday through Friday during the shoulder seasons. You'll find it on Main Street at the corner of U.S. Highway 16 in Buffalo.


100 Fort St
Corner of Main St and Hwy. 16 W (Fort St)
Buffalo, WY 82834


44.34841500, -106.69938900
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(307) 684-9331

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