65 Foot Level Tour (45 – 60 minutes)
See the equipment, touch the rock and hear the stories of miners who worked the Orphan Girl Mine. This underground mine tour is like no tour you’ve taken before. At the peak of Butte’s mining boom, thousands of men worked in the veins below the city of Butte. The World Museum of Mining’s Underground Mine Tour may be the most realistic you’ll ever experience. The 65 foot tour provides a glimpse of mining underground.
100 Foot Level Tour (1.5 hours)
Venture 100 feet to see the original shaft station and the Orphan Girl vein, one of the few exposed veins in North America viewable by the public. The tour guides will lead you through the drift sharing stories as you venture 100 feet into the 2700-foot deep Orphan Girl Mine. Many other surprises wait for our guests at the 100 foot level.
What to Expect
Visitors are fitted with miners’ hard hats, cap lamps, and battery belts. The cap lamps are the only lights underground except for two, which are used to highlight the shaft to the water. Good walking shoes and light jackets are recommended. The mine workings are not ADA compliant and walking 180 feet of entrance ramp is ordinarily required; however, visitors with limited mobility may be accommodated for much of the tour. Any participant has the option to turn around at any time.
Underground Tour Times
65 Foot Level – Seven days a week
9:30, 1:00 & 4:15
100 Foot Level – Seven days a week
11:00 & 2:30
* Underground Tour times are subject to change.
Museum + Underground Mine Tour
65 Foot Level Tour Admission
Senior (65+): $12.00
Youth (4-17): $8.00
Under 4 not available
100 Foot Level Tour Admission
Senior (65+): $16.00
Youth (6-17): $12.00
Under 6 not available
School groups can call 406-723-7211 for reservations and school rates.
Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 406-723-7211.
Please do not e-mail reservations.