Tour Information

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Call 406-498-3424 to reserve a scheduled or custom tour.
MAIN SEASON SCHEDULE (April - October): Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Sunday and after hours, by reservation only - call. Sundays and after regular hours are $20 per person (including children and seniors) and require a minimum of four people (minimum total charge, $80.00).
During April and Sept-Oct, we may close early or on selected days during each week, so be sure to call ahead. Details of evening tours - click here.

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.


Evening tours starting at 5 p.m. daily -- by reservation ONLY. Minimum four people @ $20 per person (minimum charge $80.00). Call 498-3424 for reservations.
Reservations are required for evening and Sunday tours. West tour not available for evening tours.

Summer Schedule: four different 1-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 1-2 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' 20s Rookwood Speakeasy, the 1950s 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 1 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
Adults: $15.00 Children under 12: $8.00 Seniors over 65 & Students with ID: $12.50 see above for after-hours rates

West Walking Tour: About 1-2 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
Adults: $15.00 Children under 12: $8.00 Seniors over 65 & Students with ID: $12.50 see above for after-hours rates

East Walking Tour: About 1-2 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
Adults: $15.00 Children under 12: $8.00 no other discounts see above for after-hours rates


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.


To really enjoy your Butte experience, we encourage you to visit some of the other attractions listed on our Links page.
Historic Guide Center 117 North Main Street Butte, MT 59701 (406) 498-3424 E-mail Links