Montana State Capitol Tours

Capitol BuildingDiscover the building’s magnificent history, ornate art, classical architecture and role as the seat of state government on comprehensive, guided tours. Or explore the Capitol on your own with the aid of self-guided tour booklets available at the information desk on the first floor of the Capitol.
To learn more about the capitol, read Montana's State Capitol: The People's House. Lavishly illustrated with both historic and modern photographs, this book provides information on the history, architecture, art, and sculpture of the Capitol Building. It is available at the Montana Historical Society Store or at your local library through inter-library loan.

Summer Guided Tour Hours:

May 1 though September 30
Monday through Saturday - tours begin on the hour at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, noon, 1:00 and 2:00
No tours are offered on State Holidays

Winter Guided Tour Hours:

October 1 through April 30
Saturdays only - tours begin on the hour at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, noon, 1:00 and 2:00

When the Legislature is in session (odd numbered years) tours are also offered January 1 through April 30
Monday through Saturday - Tours begin on the hour at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, noon, 1:00 and 2:00
No tours are offered on Sundays and State Holidays.

A Capitol tour guide telling visitors about the statue of Montana's first Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin.

The Capitol is open year-round for:

  • Self-guided tours
    Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Self-guided tour booklets are available at the information desk located on the first floor.

How to Schedule a Group Tour of the Capitol

Fee: School tours are free; Adult Group tours cost $50 per group (max. 25 people).

Please contact us at least two weeks in advance. For tours planned during legislative sessions or the month of May, it is advisable to make arrangements a month in advance as these time slots fill early.

To book a tour, please call (406) 444-4789 or email To facilitate the process please provide the following information:

  • Preferred Tour Date
  • Preferred Tour Times
  • Size and grade level/age of your group
  • Special needs or considerations
  • Which tours you would like

Once we have scheduled your tour, we will mail you a reservation confirmation form, and if applicable, an invoice for your admission fee. Payment can either be made in advance or at the time of your visit.