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Copper King Mansion, Butte

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History Museum Historic Site
The Copper King Mansion, also known as the W. A. Clark Mansion, is a 34-room residence of Romanesque Revival Victorian architecture that was built from 1884 to 1888 as the Butte, Montana residence of William Andrews Clark, one of Montana's three famous Copper Kings. The home features fresco painted ceilings, elegant parquets of rare imported wood, gas and electric chandeliers, ornate hand-carved fireplaces and stairways and stained-glass windows. The mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.The Copper King Mansion has been privately owned, operated, and occupied by the Cote family since 1953. The home is currently operated as a Bed and Breakfast, with rooms ranging in price from $105 to $200. The website is thecopperkingmansion.com. Guided tours are available during the summer tourist season, or by appointment during the winter months.The Copper King Mansion is referenced in the book about Clark's daughter, Huguette, Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
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  • Excellent tour. Beautiful mansion filled with tons of antiques. It takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour. The history is fascinating. Definitely put on your list if visiting the area.  more »
  • Wow! What a place! We were lucky enough to have the Master Suite for a night... and being the only guests that night, enjoyed having the mansion pretty much to ourselves! We received a private tour wi...  more »
  • So glad we had the time to take in this historical museum tour. The descendant guide was most informative, and the artifacts and history so rare, it is definitely a must see at such a reasonable price...  more »
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  • Very interesting. Enjoyed it very much. My only complaint would be that it should be shown in only the era of Mr. Clark. There are way to many things that do not show this error. Very confusing.
  • This mansion is breath taking & the owners are very nice and hospitable. The only downfall is that its very cluttered. They have so much stuff everywhere you look that it takes away from the beauty and craftsmanship of the building. Also, I felt like the tour was a waist of time. Our tour guide didn't know any of the history of the house, she could only point out her favorite things, but our overnight stay was enjoyable.
  • Great history and the staff is happy to talk as long as the questions come! Good breakfast, comfortable beds, unique experience.
  • I live here...its...a place of great sanctuary...and it's tells us it was a gamechanger..how amazing to blessed with such monastery where we find that we trilybare the treasure of state...howevet it's not the sky that's larger than life here it's the school of once was...where the walls of every architecture measure against the vastlev..then who built America had to borrow from my neighbors ...please don't affect the modesty of the accepting town folk...they are families that have children and neighbors tolerance grit and anvearning butte is worth it's wait imagine existence and credibility...people are great here because they never pounce they are the only ones whose gold is not on the Capitola how modest...this wonderland is..beauty
  • Took a tour here and the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Since it's an active BnB, the tour was a little more "hands-on" than other historic home tour: listened to old wax cylinders, sat in chairs, etc.

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