Original Governor's Mansion

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Facility:Original Governor's Mansion
Description:Explore this Queen Anne-Style mansion that was home to Montana's governors from 1913-1959. The guided tour is a splendid opportunity for visitors to experience the material culture and social history of the residence of Governor Stewart and his family, 1913-1921. Children's tours are highlighted with mischievous stories of the young Stewart girls, Emily, Marjorie, and Leah.

Entrepreneur William Chessman built the Mansion as a private residence in 1888. The three-story Queen Anne-style structure was acquired by the State of Montana in 1913 to serve as its first official governor's residence. The home then housed a succession of nine First Families until a new governor's residence was built in 1959. The Original Governor's Mansion Restoration Society began to refurbish the building in 1969 with the support of the City of Helena, and has continued to provide essential community support. Since 1981 the Montana Historical Society has administered the Mansion, and today, the building is carefully restored to its authentic appearance during the mansion's first years as home to Montana's governors.
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Address 1:304 North Ewing
Address 2:
City:Helena
State/Province:MT
Zip Code:59620-1201
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Summer Hours: May 1 through September 30
Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays.
Tours given on the hour.

Winter Hours: October 1 through April 30
Saturdays, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays through Fridays and Holidays.
Tours given on the hour.
Admission:$4.00 per adult, $1.00 per child, $10.00 per family maximum.
Telephone:(800) 243-9900
Website:Visit Website
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