Montana State Capitol Tours

The Montana State Capitol is located at 1301 East 6th Ave, Helena

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 through September 30
Monday through Saturday: Tours begin on the hour at 10:00, 11:00, noon, 1:00 and 2:00
No tours are offered on Sundays or State Holidays

Winter Guided Tour Hours

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

While the Legislature is in session (through April 30 2015) guided tours are also offered
Monday through Friday, with regular tours begininng on the hour at 10:00, 11:00, noon, 1:00 and 2:00. No guided tours are offered on Saturdays, Sundays, or State Holidays.

The Capitol is open year-round for Self-guided Tours

The capitol building is open to the public Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Self-guiding 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) 444-4794 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 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.

Take a virtual tour of the Capitol.