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It’s bucket-list-worthy for a reason. Immerse yourself in completely redesigned exhibits that house more than 4,000 firearms. It’s the most comprehensive firearms museum in the United States, and it’s reason enough to visit the Cody & Yellowstone area.

A visitor walks along the Cody Firearms Museum, a popular gun museum in Cody, WY.
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A Bucket-List-Worthy Firearms Experience

The Cody Firearms Museum in Cody, Wyoming is one of five museums at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West—founded in 1991 and completely redesigned in 2019. Counting firearms-related objects in addition to the guns themselves, the museum houses more than 10,000 artifacts that span hundreds of years.

Learn about firearms in the West, military use, physics, engraving, and more — and experience firearms history in a way that informs your opinions and starts meaningful conversations. 

Please Note:

The staff of the Cody Firearms Museum cannot view firearms without prior appointment, and we do not accept unsolicited drop-off of firearms for donation. Please e-mail [email protected] or [email protected] in advance of your visit if you have a research request or a question about donating firearms.

Cody Firearms Museum

Firearms Museum Gallery Themes

The Cody Firearms Museum explores the “101” of firearms knowledge and safety, science, and artistry. Engaging displays look at the many roles firearms have played through history.

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What Will You See?

The Cody Firearms Museum exhibits thousands of firearms dating from 1400 to the present as well as many firearms-related objects. Take a look at a few!


CFM Exclusive Tours

Book a private, expert-led tour through the Cody Firearms Museum that’s tailored to your unique interests — and get exclusive access to objects that other visitors don’t get to see.

History Unloaded

History Unloaded Podcast

Want to learn more about firearms? Need some new podcasts for the road or the kitchen? History Unloaded is a podcast on all things related to firearms history.

Armax: The Journal of Contemporary Arms

A multidisciplinary journal publishing research from scholars around the world, Armax is published by Helios House Press on behalf of the Cody Firearms Museum. Click the button below to learn more and subscribe! Center of the West members receive a discount!

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Cody Firearms Museum records


The Cody Firearms Museum Records Office has rare access to select serial number records from Winchester, Marlin, L.C. Smith, Ithaca, Savage, and A.H. Fox. Learn more about your favorite firearms and take advantage of special discounts!

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