The Mine Yard

Learn about the Girl’s history and the original structures still visible, including the 100-foot-tall headframe and the Hoist House, which houses exhibits as well as original equipment. You can climb into the cages that were crammed with six or seven miners for their daily trip 2700-feet down the shaft. In the summer of 2013, the Museum received a grant from the MT Office of Tourism to renovate the headframe. Visitors can now walk up into the Orphan Girl, exploring the workings of the headframe, including the ore bins and the Lorry rail car.

66 major exhibits with dozens of smaller items give you a feel for the kinds of equipment that were used in mining from the 1860s to the 1970s.