About the Daly Mansion Preservation Trust
The Daly Mansion was purchased by the State of Montana in 1986 through the Montana Estate Tax Forgiveness Act, in conjunction with a loan from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is operated by the Daly Mansion Preservation Trust (DMPT), which was started in 1986 by a band of courageous citizens determined to save history.
In partnership with the University of Montana, the State of Montana leases the Mansion and approximately 50 acres of grounds to the DMPT. The DMPT is charged with the full financial responsibility of the Mansion which includes salaries, maintenance, and operation costs.
The DMPT does not receive any regular operational support, at this time, from either the State or the Federal Government. The Mansion was first opened to the public in May 1987, after being closed and boarded up for over 40 years following Margaret Daly's death in 1941.
"The Daly Mansion Preservation Trust is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the Daly Mansion, its buildings, grounds and the history they convey. It is a center for education, cultural and community activities."
Board of Directors
Royce McCarty Matt Riley Sue McCormack
Jennifer Ray Phil Connelly Robert Gibson Virginia Rogers
Quarterlys for 2018
Darlene Gould, Executive Director
April Westberry, Events Coordinator
Darlene Gould, Volunteer Coordinator
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)
Physical: 251 Eastside Hwy, Hamilton, Montana, 59840
Mailing: P.O. Box 223 Hamilton, Montana, 59840
Open Mid-May. Call for hours of operation 406-363-6004.
Fall/Winter Season Tours-Call for week day appointments.
Adults are $10.00, Seniors $9.00, Youth $7.00 (ages 6-17)... 5 and under are free!
The Daly Mansion welcomes guests with disabilities. We have an elevator that travels between 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.