Rooftops, basements, balconies, and more!

Weds., November 14 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Montana Preservation Alliance invites you on a self-guided tour inside some of the Queen City's famous, infamous, and totally overlooked historic buildings. See the Power Block basement and atrium, a private rooftop, back stage at the Shrine Temple, and Big Dorothy's bathroom.

Your map is your ticket. You choose where to go and what to see. Includes access to 15 historic downtown area buildings, hors-d'oeuvres at the Montana Club and Stonehouse, and discounts at participating businesses.

Featured Buildings:

  • Reeder’s Alley Stonehouse

  • History Takes Time Office/Stark Evans Apt.

  • Big Dorothy’s Bathroom*

  • The Power Block, Basement to 6th Floor Atrium*

  • Toole Mansion, First Floor*

  • Private Restored Historic Home*

  • The Montana Club, Rathskeller, 2nd/3rd Floor, 6th floor ballroom and balcony

  • Private Historic Rooftop*

  • Windsor Ballroom

  • Historic Bed and Breakfasts*

  • Ming Opera/Consistory Shrine and more!

Thank You!

With your help and support the MPA was able to put together an amazing tour of approximately 15 historic properties. After all of the positive feedback that tour go-ers, property owners, and volunteers have offered we are planning a second tour for 2019, and we hope to see you all there! If you were unable to get tickets this year and would like to be placed on a waiting list or have an interest in volunteering please contact our office at (406) 547-2822 or madeline@preservemontana.org.

* Participants should be in good physical health. Tour requires a fair amount of walking and stair climbing.  Many buildings/spaces on the tour are not ADA accessible and require climbing/descending stairs in poor lighting. Children under five are welcome with close supervision. All participants must practice best museum tour behavior.

* Participants should be in good physical health. Tour requires a fair amount of walking and stair climbing. Many buildings/spaces on the tour are not ADA accessible and require climbing/descending stairs in poor lighting. Children under five are welcome with close supervision. All participants must practice best museum tour behavior.

Experience the hidden parts of Helena with an exclusive pass. . .

Three hours, 15 buildings, no docents! Grab your map on Nov. 14 and head out to discover parts of Helena you’ve never been able to see before. From the Windsor Ballroom and private historic homes, to the Power Block atrium and the stunning view from a townhouse rooftop. The tour also features history from Helena’s own Big Dorothy, whose spectacular black tile bathroom will be featured. Ticket holders pick up your map either at the Stonehouse near the top of Reeder’s Alley or at The Montana Club, both of which will be open for touring. Along the way stop at local eateries for deals and special treats from participating businesses and join us for light appetizers at the Montana Club Rathskeller.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors!