When you live on the East Coast you're surrounded by history. You don't have to travel far to find places on the National Register of Historic Places. Montana is a bit different.

History is the rings on Mount Jumbo in Missoula where the shore of Lake Missoula used to be. History is 'Gus' the world's tallest larch tree, a tree is estimated to be 1,000 years old. But Montana still has some old buildings and houses that are fascinating and worth a visit.

If you're looking for places to stop on a Montana road trip or something to do on a day trip around Montana, try visiting one of Montana's historic mansions. Many of them have open or guided tours, and if you time your visit, you may even catch an event. The Daly Mansion in Hamilton hosts the Bitterroot Celtic Games every summer and the Moss Mansion in Billings often hosts murder mystery dinners and 'Brew-seum' events.

Moss Mansion Billings Montana

Moss Mansion, Billings, Montana

Story Mansion Bozeman Montana

Story Mansion, Bozeman Montana

  • 811 S. Willson Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59715
  • Tours: "Open Mansion" 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm on the first Sunday of the month (except April 2024)
Copper King Mansion Butte Montana

The Copper King Mansion, Butte, Montana

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  • Tours: Walk-in tours open May 1, 2024, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm. The Copper King is also a Bed and Breakfast.
Clark Chateau Museum and Gallery Butte Montana

The Historic Clark Chateau Museum and Gallery, Butte Montana

  • 321 West Broadway, Butte, Montana 59701
  • Tours: Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (May to August), Friday - Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (September to April)
Daly Mansion Hamilton Montana
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Daly Mansion, Hamilton, Montana

  • 251 Eastside Hwy, Hamilton, Montana, 59840
  • Tours: Tuesdays-Fridays 9 am - 3 pm, reserve 24 hours in advance. Call 406-363-6004.
Original Governor's Mansion Helena Montana

Original Governor's Mansion, Helena, Montana

  • 304 North Ewing, Helena, Montana 59601
  • Tours: May 15 - September 15, Tuesday - Saturday at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. September 16 - May 14, Saturdays at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.

The Conrad Mansion Museum, Kalispell, Montana

  • 330 Woodland Avenue, Kalispell, Montana 59901
  • Tours: Schedules vary throughout the year with options for self-guided and docent-guided tours. The Mansion will be closed in 2024 from November 1 - November 20.

Incredibly Unique Fire Tower Ranch For Sale in Montana

A rustic fire tower in Virginia City, Montana has been converted into a modern living space with excellent views and Montana-inspired details.

Gallery Credit: Ashley