The 65-foot tour provides a glimpse of mining underground. Walk through the mine where thousands of men worked in the veins below the city of Butte during the peak of Butte’s mining boom.
- Adult Ages 18 - 64
- Senior Ages 65+
- Youth Ages 6 - 17
- Member Must have a valid membership code
See the original shaft station, touch the rock, and hear the stories of miners!
Admission includes Museum entrance for two consecutive days, Underground Tour, and souvenir tag.
Venture 100 feet underground to see the original shaft station and the Orphan Girl vein, one of the few exposed veins in North America that can be seen by the public. The tour guides 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 you at the 100-foot level.
What to Expect:
- The Orphan Girl 100-foot level tour takes you to the original workings of the mine. Mud is likely.
- Visitors are fitted with miners’ hard hats and cap lamps. The cap lamps are the only lights underground except for two, which are used to highlight the shaft to the water.
- 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. There is a 22% slope although there are no stairs.
- ANY participant has the option to turn around at any time.
What to Bring:
- Closed-toed walking shoes and light jackets are recommended.
- Members must provide proof of membership at check-in.