Worden, Montana: Pompey's Pillar

A bulge of rock, 150 ft. tall sandstone butte, along the Yellowstone River. Early Native Americans and Lewis and Clark thought it would be a great place to leave graffiti.

Pompeys Pillar National Historic Landmark

Hwy 312, Worden, MT
East of Billings, I-94 exit 23 north onto Old Hwy 312, right at entrance.
Dawn to dusk. Interpretive Center: May-Sep 9-6. Winter - closed. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Vehicle fee.
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Pompey's Pillar

The rangers are very friendly and even walked us around to the front of the pillar to view some of the "graffiti" and carvings on the highway-facing side. Also spotted a huge owl hiding out in a cave.

[Jeremy, 07/11/2017]
Pompey's Pillar

Fantastic stop, especially if you're a fan of the Lewis and Clark expedition! A quaint, lovely, beautiful, well-cared for monument that costs only $7 per car. Don't miss it.

[J, 08/10/2015]
Pompey's Pillar

After 6 pm you are not allowed past the gate approximately a half mile from the pillar. This is also a fee area.

[Heather, 07/24/2013]

Signature in rock of William Clark.

Pompey's Pillar

Captain William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived at this massive sandstone mesa that rises 150 feet on the banks of the Yellowstone River. Clark marked his presence by engraving his name and the date of his visit on the rock. This simple inscription is the only remaining on-site physical evidence of Lewis and Clark's epic journey.

[Debi Baker, 07/23/2012]
Pompey's Pillar

National monument, rock formation with Native American petroglyphs and the signature of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

[Karen McCauley, 07/23/2012]

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