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“Well worth a visit ”

Original Governor's Mansion
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

There have been lots of budget cuts in the government in Helena, and tours of the State Capitol and the Original Governor's Mansion have been hit. The woman who took us through the Mansion was great, but we felt sorry for her because she has to do these tours alone five days a week from noon until 3:00. She didn't seem to mind and made it interesting. There are a lot of rooms and most of the information deals with the state of things in Montana with a majority of the men away during World War I. The mansion was originally built as a symbol of affluence, and the two owners that followed the original owner/builder bought it for the same reason. In 1913 it was acquired by the state as the first official residence of the governor and remained that way for 50 years housing nine different governors. The entry fee is $4.00. The hours change according to the seasons, and it is closed on Mondays for sure.

Thank Kay M
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Visited first time a few weeks ago. When back in town again recommended to a friend and went with her. Theme tour brought history of Montana to life. Highly recommend tour.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We really enjoyed touring the Original Governor's Mansion. The home is beautiful, has been wonderfully restored, and is well-kept. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a moderately interesting home in terms of both architecture and history. We were lucky to have an extremely erudite guide who made sense out of a good bit of Helena history. There is currently a scattering of artifacts throughout the house related to WWI, and he was able to talk about those in detail as well.

Thank Thomas F
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Things are very easy to find in Helena. We were there on a Monday and unfortunately it was closed but the outside is very elegant. We would have loved to have seen the inside but we will try again another time.

Thank Sandy F
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