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Call 406-498-3424 to reserve a scheduled or custom tour.
Our Tours are WALKING tours with NO handicapped accommodations. There are numerous stairs, and the elevation is a mile high in Butte. Please consider these facts before starting out on our tours. PLEASE NOTE that in summer 2013 construction work beyond our control may require a substitute location for occasional tours.
Groups and others with reservations: Your tour is subject to cancellation 15 minutes after the scheduled start time. Regular tours start promplty at the scheduled time. Our guides typically are committed and such delays impact later tours. If you expect to be late, please call us at 498-3424 -- we will make every effort to accommodate you. Late arrivals with no contact may be cancelled without notice.
Our newest tour offers in-depth exploration of multiple levels inside and outside the ghost-ridden Dellinger Block
In 2010, we began offering expanded, new areas for viewing in the Speakeasy and Barber Shop. The East Tour now includes a visit inside the Mai Wah Chinese Museum at no extra cost.
Step-on guide service is available for group tours on your motorcoach, customized to your design with our walking tours of museums. Details here.
Summer Schedule: four different 1½-hour tours
Summer 2013 schedule (May 1-Sept. 6) given below • reservations requested for all tours. • Discounts for groups of 10 or more • Hours: Sundays and after hours, by reservation only - call 498-3424 (minimum four people @ $20.00 each). Mon-Sat 10-2 • Tours are offered on the hour if we have two guides available (usually), or every other hour if not. Call to make arrangements for groups.
Butte City Underground Tour: About 1½-2 hours • Departures usually on the hour 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. six days a week (by reservation only on Sunday, 1 day notice requested) • reservations requested for all tours - call 406-498-3424. This tour includes in a 1-block area the Roarin' 20’s Rookwood Speakeasy, the 1950’s Hirbour Barber Shop, and the 1890 Old City Jail. Uptown Museums Index
Adults: $15.00 • Children under 12: $8.00 • Seniors over 65 & Students with ID: $12.50 • see above for Sunday and after-hours rates
Dellinger Tour: About 1½ hours • Departures offered six days a week, and by advance reservation on Sundays (NOTE: East, West, and Dellinger Tours may not be available for every departure; selection is first-come, first-served and dependent on guide availability) • reservations requested for all tours - call 406-498-3424. Includes 1877-91 Dellinger Law Offices (top floor, inaccessible since 1938), basement (artifacts and graffiti revealed in 2010), the pre-1884 overpass across the alley, and the storage/sleeping rooms in the building accessed through the overpass, as well as a walk around the building with astonishing Butte history in a single block. Uptown Museums Index
West Walking Tour: About 1½-2 hours • Departures offered ONLY Mon-Fri. (NOTE: Both East and West Tours may not be available for every departure; selection is first-come, first-served and dependent on guide availability) • reservations requested for all tours - call 406-498-3424. Includes visits to Silver Bow Club, County Court House, Mother Lode Theater, and Stephens Hotel, plus extensive commentary on Butte history. Uptown Museums Index
East Walking Tour: About 1½-2 hours • Departures offered six days a week, and by reservation only on Sundays (NOTE: Both East and West Tours may not be available for every departure; selection is first-come, first-served and dependent on guide availability) • reservations requested for all tours - call 406-498-3424. Includes visits to Finlen Hotel, Myra Brothel, Tony's Tin Shop, and Cabbage Patch, Red-Light District, Chinatown (including inside the Mai Wah Chinese Museum), plus extensive commentary on Butte history. Uptown Museums Index
Specialty & Custom Tours, evening ghost walks, step-on services, etc. - contact us to pre-arrange
Labor History Walking Tour • Ethnic Culture Walking Tour • Ghosts
BA&P Trail Walking Tour • Ghost Town Tours • Longer walks • And more...
5-day adventure: For those interested in an in-depth cultural, historical, and scientific educational experience. Contact us for schedule. Minimum 6 participants - discounts for create-your-own groups. Lodging and most meals included. For details, click here.
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