Take a Tour Aboard Helena’s Last Chance Tour Train

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It’s The Fun Way To See Beautiful and Historic Helena, Montana!

In July and August, please plan to purchase tickets and board the train 30 minutes prior to your desired tour time. Reservations highly recommended.

Marvel at the Cathedral of St. Helena with its dramatic 230 foot spires (about 20 stories). Cruise by Reeder’s Alley, a charming restored miners’ village from gold rush days. See the authentic Pioneer Cabin built in 1864, one of the last remaining structures that represents Helena’s early history.

Catch a glimpse of The Old Fire Tower. Built in 1876, it’s one of the few remaining fire towers you’ll see in the United States. Enjoy the unique downtown architecture along Last Chance Gulch including buildings embellished with giant lizards, thumbprints and gargoyles.

View the Greek Renaissance architecture of Montana’s impressive State Capitol. Constructed of native Columbus sandstone and crowned with a massive copper dome, the cornerstone was laid in 1899, with construction of this impressive structure being completed and dedicated in 1902.

See the opulent mansion district, featuring the dream homes of Helena’s mining millionaires. Roll right by our Governor’s homes, old and new. You’ll see the Victorian beauty that served as the home of Montana’s governors from 1913 to 1959, as well as the newer home that’s the current chief executive’s abode.


The Trains

Traditional Train: 40 passengers
No. 5: 55 passengers


Schedule

In July and August, plan to purchase tickets and board the train 30 minutes prior to your desired tour time.

The Tour Train departs from the Montana Historical Society which is just east of the Capitol Building at the corner of 6th and Roberts. View map

May 15 – May 31
Group Charter Tours by arrangement

June 1 – June 14
Departure Times: 11:00am, 3:00pm

June 15 – June 30
Departure Times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
(Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure time)

July and August
Departure Times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm
(Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour departure time)
RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

September 1 – September 15
Departure Times: 11:00am, 3:00pm


Prices

  • Adults and Teenagers: $9.00
  • Seniors: $8.00
  • Children ages 4-12: $7.00
  • Children under 4: No charge
  • Group Charter: $8.00/per, $200 minimum charge (48 passenger maximum)
  • School Group Charter: $5.00/per, $100 minimum charge (School groups may combine, please inquire)

Special Tours

You may charter either train for your special tour. If you choose to use the trains for your group and desire to follow the regular tour route, and use our guides, you can charter the Traditional Train (40 passengers) for $8.00/per with a minimum charge of $200. If you provide your own guide, the train charters for $120/hour. You may also use the train for a shuttle service (weather permitting) for $120/hour.

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