Original Governor's Mansion

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. It is now open for tours and is administered by the Montana Historical Society.

Guided tours hourly. Group tours by reservation only. May 1 - September 30: Tuesday - Saturday, at noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, & 3 pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. October 1 - April 30: Saturdays only, noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, & 3 pm. Closed holidays. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $1.00 for children and max. $10.00 per family. Discount combo admission for Montana's Museum and Original Governor's Mansion is offered.

Events in Helena
First Friday
Helena, MT
Feb 5 - Aug 5
Helena Farmers’ Market
Helena, MT
Apr 30 - Oct 29
Wilbur Rehmann Quartet
Helena, MT
May 14 - Jul 22
Alive @ Five
Helena, MT
Jun 1 - Jun 29
Robert Harrison, “White Gold”
Helena, MT
Jun 4 - Aug 28
Max Hay Band
Helena, MT
Jun 4 - Aug 25
Bird Walks
Helena, MT
Jun 4 - Sep 1
“Attack of the Blood Suckers!”
Helena, MT
Jun 13 - Aug 31
Chris Antemann: “Forbidden Fruit”
Helena, MT
Jun 17 - Jul 20
“King Lear”
Helena, MT
Jun 28 - Aug 14
Max Hay
Helena, MT
Jun 30
Bo DePeña
Helena, MT
Jun 30
Dublin Gulch
Helena, MT
Jun 30
Bo DePeña
Helena, MT
Jun 30
Glazing: An Adventure in Color
Helena, MT
Jul 2 - Jul 4
  • Address:
  • 304 North Ewing
  • Helena, MT 59620
View Larger Map | Directions
  • Mailing Address:
  • PO Box 201201
  • Helena, MT 59620
  • Additional Information:
ActivitiesAmenitiesReservationsSeason/hours

Know the name of the business or event you are looking for? Please make a selection:

Southwest Montana, 1105 Main St, Deer Lodge, MT 59722  •  Southwest Montana Press Room
©2016 Southwest Montana. All rights reserved.