Montana State Capitol Tours
Discover 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
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.