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 that can be seen 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 and cap lamps.. The cap lamps are the only lights underground except for two, which are used to highlight the shaft to the water. Close toed 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.
2019 UNDERGROUND TOURS:
Underground Tour Times April – October
65 Foot Level ~ 9:30, 1:00 & 4:15 (No 9:30 tour on Sundays.)
100 Foot Level ~ 11:00 & 2:30
* Underground Tour times are subject to change.
Underground Tour Admission includes Museum admission for 2 consecutive days, Underground Tour, and Souvenir Tag
65 Foot Level Tour
Senior (65+): $14.00
Youth (4-17): $10.00
Under 4 not available
100 Foot Level Tour
Senior (65+): $18.00
Youth (6-17): $14.00
Under 6 not available