Wahkpa Chu'gn Archaeological Site

A 2,000 Year Old Native American Buffalo Jump

The Site is Now Open Daily 9 am to 4 pm


Check out a new movie about Wahkpa Chugn. This is the story of Wahkpa Chugn's discovery, excavation and development into the world class, living museum you see today. Hear the story of discovery by the person who discovered it, John Brumley, who with his wife Anna, manages the site today for the H. Earl Clack Museum. Experience the site in ways never before seen, by the people who know it best, with historic photos and home movies of the first excavations in the early 1960s.

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Nestled in the shadow of the Bear Paw Mountains, on the road to everywhere in north central Montana, WAHKPA CHU'GN (pronounced walk-pa-chew-gun) is the most extensive and best preserved Native American hunting ground buffalo bone deposit in the northern Great Plains.
Dating to 2,000 years ago, visitors are given a chance to view up close, with no glass cases or "incredible simulations," extensive Native American material and buffalo bone remains. This is NOT a sterile museum or tourist trap. Wahkpa Chu'gn is a real historical site. Search the National Register of Historic Places using the site number 1974-12-30, site name "Too Close For Comfort Site" or the location of Havre, Montana.
You get to see actual archaeological excavations, with a 20 foot wall of buffalo bones, buffalo skulls and Native American arrowheads. All left where they were found by the archaeologists for you to experience. See what our visitors have to say about us.

You can stay at our archeological site in nearby Hilton using our special rate.

Trip Advisor - #1 Attraction in Havre, MT

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Our knowledgeable tour guides will direct you on your journey through the region's prehistory. We specialize in a hands-on, user friendly tour.
Visit us and be enchanted. The spirit of the buffalo awaits you.
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Donation Information

Wahkpa Chu'gn Archaeological Site is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our Tax ID number is 81-6001374. We accept tax deductable donations for general or specific purposes. Mail checks to:

Clack Foundation Board

P.O. Box 1496

Havre, MT 59501

Contact the site managers for additional donation information by e-mail or phone at (406) 265-6417. Do not send personal or credit card information via e-mail - THIS IS NOT A SECURE SITE

The Wahkpa Chu'gn Archaeological Site is operated as a division of the H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum. Archaeological and anthropological content provided by John Brumley, M.A., Curator of Archaeology, H. Earl Clack Museum. Line drawings produced by Linda Rayner. Artifact drawings provided by G.L. (Buck) Damone. The Archaeological Site is managed by John and Anna Brumley. Web site design by Flint Lachenmeier.