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Montana State Capitol Tours

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

As a result of budget cuts imposed by the 2017 Legislature, guided tours of Montana's statehouse are no longer being given. You can still explore the Capitol on your own with the aid of self-guiding tour booklets  and a scavenger hunt  for kids led by Lewis and Clark’s intrepid Newfoundland, Seaman. These are available at the information desk on the first floor of the Capitol. Can’t make it to Helena? This virtual tour of the Capitol allows you to visit from the comfort of home.
To learn even more about the Capitol, you can read Montana's State Capitol: The People's House, written by Montana Historical Society staff members and art historian Dr. Patricia M. Burnham. Lavishly illustrated with both historic and modern photographs, this book provides in-depth information on the history, architecture, art, and sculpture of the Capitol building. It is available at the Montana Historical Society Store  and other online stores, or at your local library through interlibrary loan. 

A photograph of a Capitol tour in the Rotunda.