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Historic House Museums in Montana

We try to keep this list of historic house museums for Montana current, but it is best to check directly with the museums for their hours and other information. If you know of a historic house museum in Montana that should be listed here, please use our submission form to let us know about it.

Billings

Moss Mansion

Moss Mansion

914 Division Street
Billings, MT  59101
Phone: (406) 256-5100

Year Built: 1903
Admission Price: Adults $7, Seniors & Students $5, Children $3
Hours: Call for info

Built in 1903 out of red sandstone, the mansion displays original draperies, fixtures, furniture and artifacts from the family of Preston Boyd Moss.

Butte

Copper King Mansion

Copper King Mansion

219 West Granite Street
Butte, MT  59701
Phone: (406) 782-7580

Year Built: 1880
Admission Price: Adults $7.50
Hours: seasonal schedule; see web site for times

A 34 room Victorian mansion built by William Andrews Clark, now open for tours as well as serving as a Bed and Breakfast type of lodging. In 2002 it was designated as one of a dozen of the most distinctive destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is located in the center of the largest Historic Landmark District.

Hamilton

Daly Mansion

Daly Mansion

251 Eastside Highway
Hamilton, MT  59840
Phone: (406) 363-6004

Year Built: 1889
Admission Price: Call for info
Hours: Call for info

In 1886 Marcus Daly purchased the existing Anthony Chaffin homestead, including the farmhouse, and had it completely remodeled by 1889. This was to be his family's summer residence. Because the Daly family did extensive entertaining, the Mansion was remodeled again in 1897 to a Queen Anne style Victorian home. This home, when completed, reminded Marcus of a church, so once again, remodeling plans were begun. Marcus Daly died in November of 1900 before the remodeling was started. A few years later, Mrs. Daly contracted A. J. Gibson of Missoula to go ahead with the remodeling plans. The Queen Anne home was to be incorporated into the new Georgian-Revival style home. The remodeling was completed in 1910.

Helena

Original Governor\'s Mansion

Original Governor's Mansion

304 North Ewing
Helena, MT  59620
Phone: (406) 444-2694

Year Built: 1888
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

This stately Queen Anne style mansion has enjoyed both public and private roles in the history of Montana and its capital city. The history of the mansion is as much a history of the people who resided here as it is of a building. Montana's Original Governor's Mansion, built in 1888 by Helena entrepreneur William Chessman as a symbol of his wealth and influence throughout the Helena community. The next two owners, the Larsons and the Conrads, continued the pattern of affluent living. In 1913 the State of Montana acquired this handsome brick mansion as the first official governor's residence for nearly half a century. Between 1913 and 1959, it was home to nine Montana governors and their families.

Kalispell

The Conrad Mansion Museum

The Conrad Mansion Museum

Woodland Avenue between 3rd an
Kalispell, MT  59903
Phone: (406) 755-2166

Year Built: 1895
Admission Price: Adults $10, Seniors $9, Students $6, Children $4
Hours: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm, mid May to mid Oct

The Conrad Mansion was designed by Spokane architect, Kirtland Cutter, and was completed in 1895. The home's exterior is punctuated by arches, long gables, bay windows and massive native stone chimneys.

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