Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

Buffalo, Wyoming

The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum contains over 25,500 objects depicting the natural and frontier history of Native Americans, the Basques, cattlemen and settlers of the Powder River basin and the Bozeman Trail era. Jim Gatchell was an avid historian and a pharmacist who opened his Buffalo drugstore in 1900. He was regarded as a friend of the Northern Cheyenne and was acquainted with many famous and colorful characters who shared their first-hand accounts and artifacts with him. 


  • 100 Fort Street (P. O. Box 596), Buffalo WY 82834
  • 307-684-9331


  • Monday through Saturday - 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday - Noon to 5 pm  


  • $7 Adults
  • $5 Seniors
  • $5 Retired Military
  • $5 Teen (12-18)
  • $3 Youth (6-11)
  • FREE for Children 5 and under
  • FREE for Gatchell Museum Association members
  • FREE for Active Military and immediate family

Directions & Parking

FROM INTERSTATE 25: Take exit 299 (Buffalo); turn west onto East Hart (towards town); at the traffic light, turn left (south) onto Main Street; turn right onto Fort Street.  

FROM INTERSTATE 90: Take exit 56a (Main Street/Business Loop); head south (highway becomes Main Street); turn right on Fort Street.  

Museum and parking are on the left.