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By the late 1880s, Helena was home to 50 millionaires, at the time more per capita than any other city on earth. Many of them built palatial homes in the city's Mansion District. They include the Original Governor’s Mansion, Sixth and Ewing near downtown, 444-4789. This late 19th century house-museum and carriage house is furnished with period items reflecting the elegant lifestyle of early Helena. Guided tours on Saturday only Oct. 1 to April 30, noon until 4 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 3 p.m. May 1 until Sept. 30 Tuesday through Saturday noon until 4 p.m. with the last tour beginning at 3 p.m.
The St. Helena Cathedral (406) 442-5825 with its 230 foot spires also graces the Mansion District.
Montana State Capitol Building (406)444-4789 Guided tours available on Saturdays only Oct. 1 to April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 1 p.m. Group tours available,. Information for free self-guided tours available on first floor. May 1 to Sept. 30 tours available Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 2 p.m. and Sundays noon until 4 p.m. with the last tour beginning at 3 p.m.