Montana Historical Society

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The Montana Historical Society

Note: As part of the ongoing upgrades and construction, the Montana Historical Society will be closed to the public on Monday, July 12, while Northwestern Energy shuts off the power to the building. We still will host the Last Chance Community Pow Wow Indian Taco sales from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the front lawn at the MHS. However, bathroom facilities and the building won’t be open to the general public. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and expect to reopen on Tuesday and operate under our normal business hours.

Montana Historical Society

225 North Roberts, Helena, Montana
(406) 444-2694

Monday – Saturday 8 am – 5 pm

Montana’s Museum

225 No. Roberts St., Helena, MT
Monday - Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm

Closed Sundays and holidays

Current exhibits:

  • Mackay Gallery of Charles M. Russell Art
  • Neither Empty Nor Unknown: Montana at the Time of Lewis and Clark
  • Who Speaks to You? Portraits from the Permanent Collection
  • Young at Heart Montana (interactive components currently removed due to COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Big Medicine (1933–1959)
  • Homeland Gallery (open through the “Lewis and Clark” and “Indian Wars” zones)

Entrance fees:

  • $5 per adult
  • $1 per child
  • $12 per family
  • MHS Members free
  • Group tours by reservation only
  • See combination pass prices below.

Museum Store

225 No. Roberts St., Helena, MT
Monday - Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm 
Closed Sundays and holidays

Free and open to the public

Original Governor's Mansion

304 No. Ewing St., Helena, MT
Summer Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, tours at noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays, and holidays

May 15 through September 15

Winter Hours:  Saturday only, tours at noon, 1pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm
Closed holidays

September 16 through May 14

Original Governor’s Mansion Tour fees:
$4 per adult
$1 per child
$10 per family

Group size limited to 10 and masks are encouraged

Montana’s Museum plus Original Governor's Mansion Tour Combo Pass:
$8 per adult
$1.50 per child
$19 per family

Research Center

225 No. Roberts St. (second floor), Helena, MT
Tuesday – Friday, 9 am - noon & 1pm – 4 pm

Appointments recommended. Learn more about visiting the Researcher Center.

Closed on these holidays.

State Historic Preservation Office

1301 East Lockey Ave. (one block south of the Capitol)Helena, MT

(406) 444-7715

8am - 5pm

Closed holidays

Moss Mansion

914 Division St., Billings, MT
(406) 256-5100

Visit the Moss Mansion website.