The tour guides lead you 100 feet into the Orphan Girl Mine to see the original shaft station. It has one of the few exposed veins in North America that can be seen by the…
Exhibits & Mine Tours in Butte, Montana
Guided tours offered Tuesday – Saturday
With the health and safety of our guests and staff, there are a few things visitors can expect:
1.The Museum has increased it’s cleaning and disinfecting protocol.
2. Booking online is strongly encouraged.
3. Tours will have reduced capacity in order to permit for appropriate physical distancing.
4. Only 4 guests will be permitted in the gift shop at one time.
5. Masks will be required on all tours.
6. If your tour is prior to June 1, the Montana State Governor has issued a directive that all those that have traveled from out of state or have been out of state self-quarantine for 14 days.
7. Hell Roarin’ Gulch (the self guided portion of the Museum) is closed until at least June 12.
The Museum staff and board appreciates your support and cooperation.
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Mission of the Museum
The mission of the World Museum of Mining is to preserve the rich historical legacy of mining and the related culture of Butte, Montana, and the surrounding region and to promote the significant mining heritage by educating the public with a perspective toward total family interest.
The World Museum of Mining was founded in 1963 when the close of Butte’s mining heyday was less than two decades away. In the end, Butte experienced a century of hard-rock mining and earned the reputation of being home to one of the world’s most productive copper mines of all time. The Museum exists to preserve the enduring history of Butte and the legacy of its rich mining and cultural heritage.
The World Museum of Mining is one of the few museums in the world located on an actual mine yard, the Orphan Girl Mine. With 50 exhibit buildings, countless artifacts, and 66 primary exhibits in the mine yard, visitors can spend a couple of hours to an entire day lost in the unfolding story.
By walking the streets of Hell Roarin’ Gulch and venturing to the depths of the Orphan Girl Mine, you can almost see their blackened faces and hear their exhausted sighs at the conclusion of the workday.