Welcome to Helena

The gold found here in 1864 proved to be the second-largest placer deposit in Montana. As thousands of miners flooded in, the original founders saw the future in commerce and established Helena as a financial center supporting mining operations throughout the region.

Eleven years later, Helena was selected as the capital of the new Montana territory, and its fate was sealed as lawyers and statesman began building Italianate and Queen Anne–style mansions on the hills above the gulch.

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We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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