Montana Historical Society

Big Sky ~ Big History

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Original Governor's Mansion Tours

Free Admission at the Original Governor's Mansion!

See the schedule below for the Summer and Winter hours. For more information please call 406-444-4794.


The Original Governor's Mansion is located at 304 North Ewing, Helena

In 1918, Montana Governor Samuel Stewart wrote “The women of the West are certainly doing their share in bearing the burdens of the war, and we cannot be too eloquent in our praise of their efforts.” One hundred years later, visit Montana’s Original Governor’s Mansion for a special, in-depth, hands-on look at what Montana women and children were doing to merit such recognition.

Tour capacity is 20 people.

Fee: No admission fee.

Summer Hours

May 15 - September 15
Tuesday - Saturday: Tours at 12, 1, 2, and 3
Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Winter Hours

September 16 - May 14
Saturdays only: Tours at 12, 1, 2, and 3
Closed holidays.

How to Schedule a Group Tour of the Original Governor's Mansion

  • School tours are free; adult group tours cost $4 per person (maximum 20 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) 444-4794 or email To facilitate the process please provide the following information:
  1. Preferred tour date
  2. Preferred tour times
  3. Size and grade level/age of your group
  4. Special needs or considerations
  5. Which tours you would like

Once we have scheduled your tour, we will email you a reservation confirmation, and payment can be made at the time of your visit.