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Montana State Capitol


  • 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 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.
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Street Address
1301 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59601 Get directions
Mailing Address
1301 E 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59601
All Year
The building is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days. Self-guided tour brochures are available on site or at the Montana Historical Society.
Walk-Ins Welcome
Special direction map

Special Directions

The Montana State Capitol is located off of I-15, using the Capitol exit 192. Turn left on Roberts Street, and go south for 6 blocks to 6th Avenue. The Capitol is located at 1301 East 6th.