Cemetery Overview
The Fort Missoula post cemetery is part of the Fort Missoula Historic District which sits in the beautiful and open sky Missoula County. It's currently the oldest active cemetery in Missoula, MT. The cemetery was originally part of Fort Missoula which was established by the U.S. Army in 1877 in order to guard the Bitterroot Valley in what was then the Montana Territory. The post was utilized as an active U.S. Army installation until 1999 when it was eventually closed. At that time the cemetery was handed over to the care and control of the 88th Regional Support Command. It operates today as an active cemetery with many visitors and events with ties to the local community.

 

Visit Our Cemetery
 Information
When the cemetery is open there are generally no staff members present. Visitors can gain more information about the cemetery by visiting the History Museum at Fort Missoula, 3400 Captain Rawn Way, Missoula, MT 59804 or by phone at 406.728-3476. The cemetery is located outside the grounds of any Army installation which relieves visitors from needing to request gate access before departing. The cemetery has limited paved parking available and is wheelchair-accessible.

 

Hours
The cemetery is open to the public daily during daylight hours.

One Cemetery Responsible Official (CRO) located at the 88th Regional Support Command (RSC) Reserve Center in Missoula, MO provides oversight and administrative support for all Fort Missoula cemetery operations to include one other cemetery, Fort Douglas, located in Utah. Grounds maintenance for the Fort Missoula cemetery is performed by a privately contracted company. Oversight of this contract is provided by the 88th RSC. The Fort Missoula cemetery falls underneath the responsibility of the 88th RSC and the U.S. Army Reserve.

Established:   1878 
First Recorded Interment:  12/19/1879 
Location: Guardsman Lane, Missoula, MT 59804
Burials:  278 (U.S. Military Personnel; Civilians; Unknowns) 
Columbarium:  No 
Acres:  0.88 acres 
Status:  Open to Subsequent Interments Only 
Last Interment/Inurnment:  6/21/2013 
The Fort Missoula Post Cemetery is located in Missoula, Montana which sits in Missoula County. The closest major airport is the Missoula International Airport (MSO). The airport is approximately 17 miles north of the cemetery.
88th Regional Support Command
Cemetery Responsible Official

9383 Running W Road, Room 104, Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 523-5444

Corporal Harry Garland
Section B, Grave 13 
Medal of Honor
Died 05/21/1883

PVT Michael Himmelsback 
Section B, Grave 15
Medal of Honor
Died 1/5/1881