About Us

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."

                                    Living History

Board of Directors 

 Royce McCarty  Matt Riley  Sue McCormack   

Jennifer Ray  Phil Connelly  Robert Gibson  Virginia Rogers

Quarterlys for 2018

Annual Meeting - January 17, 2018
April 18
July 18
October 17
Held at 5pm at the Mansion. For information please call 363-6004 4#


Darlene Gould, Executive Director
April Westberry, Events Coordinator
Darlene Gould, Volunteer Coordinator

Location Details

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

Tour Schedule

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!


Handicap SignThe 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.