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Daly Mansion
PO Box 223
Hamilton
MT
59840
Tel: 406 363 6004

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The Daly Mansion is located in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley, just outside the town of Hamilton, Montana. (Approximately 45 miles south of Missoula, Montana on Highway 269, at mile marker 2)

Where are we going today?

The summer home of Copper Baron and millionaire Marcus Daly, his wife Margaret and their four children has evolved from a two-story farmhouse into a 24,000 square foot mansion with 25 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley.

It's a fascinating building with intriguing nooks and crannies, and an interesting visit on many levels for kids, one of which being the frequent paranormal investigations held here and what that may mean!

There are also the memorial arboretum and botanic gardens to explore.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$9
  • Children$6
  • Free Under: 6 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

May through October, varying tour times, best requested.

Need a little extra help?

The Daly Mansion welcomes guests with disabilities. We now have an elevator that travels from the 1st floor, 2nd floor and 3rd floor. There is handicap parking next to the house for state-issued parking permit holders. Much of the Daly Mansion is accessible to guests in wheelchairs, although some areas are not due to the historic architecture of the building..

Can I get one of those?

Gift shop available..

What people are saying?

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    Was taken up here by a group of friends on a weekend away to Hamilton, Montana, the home of one of my college dormmates. I was particularly interested in it because the mansion was built by Marcus Daly, one of the 'Copper Kings' of Butte Montana - a Irishman born in County Cavan.

    He moved to America when he was young, first New York and then San Francisco. He travelled around the West Coast mining towns and worked his way up through the mining companies. Copper was just coming into its use in telephone and electricity wires and Daly struck a fortune...Read More

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    Grand old house. Anytime I have friends from out-of-state visiting Missoula in the summer, I take them out there. I would highly recommend it to people who would like to visit the grandeur of Montana's past. The setting is beautiful with the mountains in the background.

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by Thomas John Kenny

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Was taken up here by a group of friends on a weekend away to Hamilton, Montana, the home of one of my college dormmates. I was particularly interested in it because the mansion was built by Marcus Daly, one of the 'Copper Kings' of Butte Montana - a Irishman born in County Cavan.

He moved to America when he was young, first New York and then San Francisco. He travelled around the West Coast mining towns and worked his way up through the mining companies. Copper was just coming into its use in telephone and electricity wires and Daly struck a fortune in Montana.

I found the personal story behind the mansion interesting, how he made his fortune, how he was 30 when he married his 18 year old wife Margaret and what he did with his money - building this mansion.

How it was difficult to get an understanding of his life and times from his point of view. According to the website ''he was not a man to share confidence or talk about himself.''

I also found his legacy interesting. Although the smelter provided people with well paid jobs at a particular time, it wasn't sustainable. There seemed to be little long term planning by him or the 'Copper Kings'. The Copper industry that had given life to an area and community had equally decimated it ( though it could be argued what the community have done there since has been remarkable) when the industry stopped. The world had moved on and the industry had used the resources available.

His wife and kids went off and did their own thing when he died.

I walked around the mansion and looked at the front entrance after hearing the stories of his life and wondered what he would have thought of it all.

Was it worth it?
Could it have been done differently?

The museum itself was great. The mansion has been beautifully restored and the guides were very helpful. 5 stars.

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