Visit a historic mansion in Montana.
The Daly Mansion is a beautiful museum located in Hamilton, Montana. This is a fun museum to see because the mansion is decorated beautifully, and the grounds around the mansion are kept in pristine condition. Tours are offered from May to October. During the off-season, visitors are welcome to schedule an appointment to walk through the mansion. The founder of this mansion is Marcus Daly, an Irish immigrant who bought the land in 1886. Three years later, Marcus built this Victorian-style mansion. In 1910, it was remodeled to more of a Georgian-Revival style. There are over 50 rooms spread throughout this multi-level mansion.
Marcus Daly transformed the Anaconda silver mine into a copper mining empire in 1881. He was one of the first people to recognize the importance of having a smelter to help flourish Montana's copper mining business. After building the smelter factory in Butte, Montana, by 1890, the copper mines were producing over $17 million worth of copper. This made Marcus Daly a wealthy and powerful figure in the mining community. Due to Marcus Daly's impact on the copper mining industry, his mansion was turned into a National Historic site. This is a way to pay homage to Marcus Daly, who left a legacy for the town of Hamilton.