Within the Heart of Butte District
Charles W. Clark Chateau Museum
321 W. Broadway
The Charles W. Clark Chateau Museum is a
26-room, four floor historic mansion built in 1898 by Charles
Walker Clark, eldest son of Copper King and U.S. Senator, W.A.
Clark. The museum has two changing exhibition galleries, one
permanent collection gallery, a sales gallery, and an interactive
youth project room. The museum houses a diverse collection of
artwork, 18th and 19th century furniture, textiles, and collectibles
which are on display throughout the mansion. The museum provides
fine art exhibitions from local, state, regional, and national
artists; performing art events; and a variety of art education
classes, lectures, and workshops.
Copper King Mansion
219 W. Granite
The Copper King Mansion
is a 34-room Victorian mansion completed in 1888 as the Butte
residence of William Andrews Clark, one of Montana's "Copper
Kings" who helped establish the fledgling territory. Through
his many mining and banking ventures, Clark became one of the
wealthiest men in the world. By 1900, Clark had amassed a personal
fortune estimated at $50,000,000.
- County Courthouse
155 W. Granite
Silver Bow County Courthouse was designed in the Beaux Arts style
with features that echo the grandeur of ancient Rome at a cost
that rivaled the amount spent to build the state capitol building
in Helena. Although the building remains in use as office space
for county staff, visitors are welcome to take self-guided tours
Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
45 E. Mercury
Under new ownership and management, the Dumas was designed
and built as a three-level brothel in 1890 and remained active
as a brothel until 1982, making it America's longest running
house of prostitution. It was one of the first two-story brick
structures built in Butte's famous Red Light District along Mercury
Old Butte Historical Adventures
117 N. Main St.
Get an up close and personal look inside historic buidlings in Uptown Butte accompanied by a guide to interpret what you see. Guided walking tours of one and a half hours are available that take you inside some of Uptown Butte's most interesting architecture.
Wah Society Museum
17 W. Mercury
P.O. Box 404
The Mai Wah Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization that works
to collect and preserve artifacts, preserve historic buildings
and sites, presents public exhibits in its museum, and supports
research and publications of scholarly and general interest.
The Society is restoring the Wah Chong Tai Co. and the Mai Wah
Noodle Parlor buildings to hold permanent and temporary public
exhibits to interpret the Asian history of Butte, Montana, and
the Rocky Mountain West.
Mother Lode Theatre and
Orphan Girl Theatre
316 W. Park St.
(406) 723-3602 or (406) 723-2300
The Butte Center for the Performing Arts is the non-profit organization
that guided the restoration of Butte's remaining grand theatre.
The building serves as a regional venue for musical and theatre
shows and local productions for children and adults with dramatic
talents to display on a world-class stage.
Museum of Transportation
Memorabilia and Advertising Art
Museum of Transportation Memorabilia and Advertising Art exhibits
transportation memorabilia from around the world including advertising
art, petroliana, underground train (subway) memorabilia, license
plates and highway markers from around the world, a vintage replica
1920's service station complete with original gas pumps and furnishings,
and a collection of vintage cars.