Historic Garryowen Montana
I-90 AND EXIT 514 GARRYOWEN MONTANA 59031
The Garryowen, Montana auction is a rare opportunity to acquire a privately owned, historically significant town along with two mixed-use buildings, fueling station and outbuilding. The 7.7+/- acre site is located within the perimeter of the legendary Battle of the Little Bighorn battlefield where Custer's 7th U.S. Cavalry met defeat by the combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho people. The town has a population of two, making it one of the smallest towns in the United States.
Included is the "Town Hall," a 15,400+/- sf three-level building containing an income-producing convenience store, sandwich shop, retail space, U.S. Post Office and penthouse residence. The second building is a two-level 2,900+/- sf structure containing office space and guest suites. The property also features picnic grounds with mature trees.
Auctioning separately is the Elizabeth Bacon Custer Manuscript Collection, an extensive compilation of unpublished and un-catalogued manuscripts, correspondence and documents assembled by General George Armstrong Custer's widow, relating to the life and times of the Custer family.
Located within the town of Garryowen is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the only private memorial of its kind, which holds the remains of a cavalryman killed during the Battle of the Little Bighorn as well as mementoes placed within it on the 50th anniversary of the encounter. The granite Peace Memorial behind the tomb was dedicated on the 125th anniversary of the battle.
Garryowen, named after the Irish marching song of Custer's 7th Cavalry, is a well trafficked tourist destination located along Interstate 90 approximately 60 miles southeast of Billings, MT. The town is also midway between Mount Rushmore National Monument and Yellowstone Park, two of the biggest tourist attractions in the U.S. Visitors can see virtually all of the locations involved with the Battle of the Little Bighorn, including the site where Custer was last seen alive.
Neither the Custer Battlefield Museum entity, nor any of the property owned thereby, is being auctioned and only the real estate and associated structures will convey.