Take a Tour Aboard Helena’s Last Chance Tour Train


It’s The Fun Way To See Beautiful and Historic Helena, Montana on this one hour tour!

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 is the current chief executive’s abode.

The Trains

Train #2 1/2: 35-40 passengers
Train #5: 50-55 passengers

Please call ahead if wheelchair access is needed. 


Plan to purchase tickets and board the train 30 minutes prior to departure.  Even with reservations, you must be seated 10 minutes prior to departure time; beyond that time, open seats will be sold to customers on the wait list. 

We offer open seating so please be kind and help us seat everyone.

Reservations highly recommended. Online reservations close the day of at 8:30 am. After that time, please call for a reservation. 406-442-1023. Leave a message for a call back to book.  

Tours last 1 HOUR.

The Tour Train departs from the Montana Historical Society which is just east of the Capitol Building at 225 North Roberts. View map

Trains run Monday through Saturday.  We are closed on Sundays.

May 1 – May 31
School Groups & Group Charter Tours by arrangement

June 1 – June 30
Departure Times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

July and August
Departure Times: 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

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



  • Adults and Teenagers: $12.00
  • Seniors 60+: $11.00
  • Children ages 4-12: $9.00
  • Children 3 & under: No charge
  • Group Charter with Tour: $11.00/person, $330 minimum charge
  • Group Charter as Shuttle only: $11/person, $230 minimum charge
  • School Group Charter: $5.00/person, $100 minimum charge (School groups may combine, please inquire) May & Sept. only.

Special Tours

You may charter the train, with the 1 hour historic tour, for your private group at $11.00/person with a minimum charge of $330.

You may charter the train for your group, as a shuttle only, for $11/person with a minimum charge of $230. Limited to certain in town areas and availability of drivers.

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