* 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.

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*

  • Jackson, Murdo, & Grant Law Office, 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!


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.


Online & Paper Ticket Holders — Pick up your tour map at the Stonehouse in Reeder’s Alley (120 Reeder’s Alley), or The Montana Club, 6th & Fuller. Check-in opens at 4:00 pm. All other buildings open at 5 pm.

Will Call Tickets - If you reserved your tickets by phone or email, please pick up, pay, and get your map at the Stonehouse in Reeder’s Alley starting at 4 pm.

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.


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.

Participating Businesses

Show your ticket at these businesses and get a discount on Nov. 14 only!

The Hawthorn Bottle Shop — $1 off Queen City Fizz

Big Dipper Ice Cream — offering special Gold Strike ice cream. Free sprinkles with your ticket!

Taco del Sol: Free soda with entree

Benny’s Bistro: Free dessert with entree purchase

Many thanks to our generous sponsors!