You’ll be in awe of what awaits you just off the beaten path.

More than a museum.

The Brinton Museum property has three main areas to explore, each showcasing its own collection of unique and engaging artwork.

Historic Brinton Ranch House

Inside, you’ll find original watercolors, oils, pen and ink drawings, sculptures, and historic documents (including letters by John James Audubon and Thornton Wilder)—all in their original setting. The home is furnished with original Brinton family items, as left by Helen Brinton in 1960. (Check in at the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building for information regarding guided tours)

Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building

Our crown jewel! Three floors highlight founder Bradford Brinton’s eclectic and extensive collections of his favorite artists, including Edward Borein etchings, hand-colored letters and monotypes; the largest collection of Hans Kleiber art in existence; Gollings oils and drawings; and the Gallatin Collection of Plains Indian Art.

The Quarter Circle A Ranch

A beautiful space to stretch your legs and stay awhile! This stunning, 620-acre expanse is a designated Audubon Important Bird Area, complete with a lovely nature trail. While you’re here, be sure to see the Brinton gardens and outdoor sculptures; stop in to the Little Goose Creek Lodge, located along the banks of its namesake creek; explore the numerous historic outbuildings; and don’t miss your chance to see the beautiful 1936 Buick Straight 8 Coupe, and the only J. I. Case truck in existence!

Check in at the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building for information regarding tours of the Quarter Circle A Leather Shop with celebrated leather tooler James F. Jackson! A protégé of Don King and exceptionally skilled artist, James is one of the top leather artists in the world. 

Lunch with a view

Located on the third floor of the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building, the Brinton Bistro features indoor and outdoor patio seating and spectacular views of the Bighorn Mountains. 

“What a hidden delight.

“… you feel as though you are discovering a very special place in history and art.

“The Brinton Museum’s architecture is just as artistically mesmerizing as the contents inside.

“Art fans will enjoy the Brinton. Architecture fans will (arguably) enjoy it even more.


Admission is FREE and OPEN to the Public courtesy of Ramaco Carbon Logo

Museum Hours

Closed Saturday, December 24 – Thursday, Febuary 9.

Winter/Spring – February 10 through May 30
Thursday through Monday, 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Peak Season – May 31 through September 5
Open Daily – 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Fall/Winter – September 8 through December 23
Thursday through Monday, 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Ranch House Tours – $5

  • May 19 to Oct 2
  • Offered on even hours (10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm)
  • 45 minutes duration

Ranch House & Grounds Tours – $10

  • May 28 to August 20
  • Offered on odd hours (11am, 1pm & 3pm)
  • 1.5 hours duration

Leather Workshop Tours – $5

  • May 29 to Sept 5
  • Offered Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 11am and 2pm
  • 1 hour duration

Please check in at the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building for more information.

Brinton Bistro Hours

Spring Hours
Lunch: Friday, Saturday & Monday 11 AM to 2 PM
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10 AM to 2 PM