Hamilton’s Daly Mansion Starts Tours
You can tour the Daly Mansion again. Director Darlene Gould said Limited tours inside the stately building in Hamilton started up last week and will be conducted three times a day - at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The mansion is closed Sunday and Monday. The tours are limited to no more than 25 people and all must wear facemasks inside the building. All tours must be booked in advance by calling (406) 363-6004. If no one answers, leave a message and they'll call you back. The tours need to be pre-paid by credit card, too.
For a short time, there was a $5 per car parking fee, but that has now been dropped, Gould said, since the tours have started again. Anyone can visit the 26 acres of the mansion's lawns for free. The Daly Mansion is also hosting Daly Days July 25, with re-enactors describing the way of life at the Hamilton summer home of Copper King Marcus Daly. That same day, the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce will have their annual Brewfest at the mansion. They moved it from the downtown location this year because of social distancing requirements. Advance drink glasses will be sold the two weeks before the event and there will be limited attendance.