Montana Historical Society

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Directions

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.

The Montana Historical Society, Montana’s Museum, and the Research Center are located across the street and directly east of the Montana State Capitol at 225 No. Roberts St., Helena, MT.

The Original Governor’s Mansion is located at 304 No. Ewing.

The State Historic Preservation Office is located one block south of the Capitol at 1301 East Lockey Ave., Helena, MT. See map below.

Parking is limited due to construction of the Heritage Center.

From Great Falls or Butte (I-15 North or I-15 South)

Take the Capitol exit and proceed west on Prospect Avenue. Take a left at the light on Roberts Street and proceed south four blocks to the stop sign at the corner of No. Roberts and Sixth. Free parking is available on the Capitol Campus.

From Bozeman (Hwy 12/Hwy 287 East)

Hwy 12/Hwy 287 East becomes Prospect Avenue at the I15 interchange. Proceed west on Prospect Avenue. Take a left at the light on Roberts and proceed south four blocks to the stop sign at the corner of No. Roberts and Sixth. Free parking is available on the Capitol Campus.

From Missoula (Hwy 12 West)

Hwy 12 West becomes Euclid, then is renamed Lyndale. Proceed east through Helena for approximately 2.5 miles. At the intersection with Montana Avenue, turn right onto Montana and continue south for 0.8 miles to the corner of Montana and Sixth. Turn left onto Sixth and proceed one block east to the stop sign at the corner of No. Roberts and Sixth. Free parking is available on the Capitol Campus.

The State Historic Preservation Office

Montana's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is located one block south of the Capitol at 1301 Lockey Avenue.

MHS-SHPO map