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Montana State Capitol


  • Southwest Montana
  • State Historic Site
On a gentle slope surrounded by 10 acres of spacious lawns and other state buildings, Montana's Capitol looks north over the beautiful Prickly Pear Valley. The building is constructed of sandstone and granite. A statue depicting Liberty sits atop the copper dome. A walk through the Capitol will allow you to view many beautiful paintings, including Charles M. Russell's magnificent historical depiction of Lewis and Clark meeting the Indians at Ross' Hole on September 5, 1805. The main section of the Capitol was completed in 1902. The two wings were completed in 1912.

Services in the Capitol: Restrooms are located on the first floor to the left of the grand staircase. Snack bar is located in the basement of the Capitol. Gift shop and museum are located directly across the street to the east of the Capitol in the Montana Historical Society. A post office is available for public use on the 1st floor of the Capitol building.

Self guided tours daily 9:00am - 3:00pm. Group tours by reservation only. Brochures of the building available. Guided tours available hourly: May 1 - September 30, Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm, closed holidays. October 1 - April 30 Saturdays only 10:00am - 2:00pm, closed holidays. During legislative sessions (odd numbered years) January 1 - April 30 Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm, closed Sundays and holidays.
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Street Address
225 North Roberts
Helena, MT 59601 Get directions
Alternate Phone
Toll Free
Mailing Address
PO Box 201201
Helena, MT 59601
All Year
Daily: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Group Reservations Required, Walk-Ins Welcome


Special direction map

Special Directions

The Montana State Capitol is located off of I-15, using Capitol exit. Turn left on Roberts Street (after the Capitol Hill Mall), go south for 6 blocks. Montana Avenue and 6th Avenue. The Capitol is located at 1301 East 6th, although tours are arranged from the Montana Historical at 225 North Roberts.