- The Copper King Mansion is a
34-room Victorian mansion completed in 1884 as the Butte residence
of William Andrews Clark, one of Montana's famous "Copper
- who helped establish the fledgling
territory. Through his many mining and banking ventures, Clark
became one of the wealthiest men in the world. By 1900, Clark had amassed a personal fortune estimated
As a patron of the arts, Clark learned French and German in his
later years to help him in his travels throughout Europe collecting
art objects. At his death in 1925, his open casket was surrounded
by the art pieces that he had collected in these forays. He is
largely responsible for the establishment of the Corcoran Gallery
in Washington, DC where his heirs donated most of his personal
Clark's Butte mansion is filled
with fresco painted ceilings, gas and electric chandeliers, hand-carved
fireplaces and stairways
and stained-glass windows.
For more details about the mansion, their guided tours and their
bed and breakfast rooms, visit their web site at http://www.thecopperkingmansion.com.
- The mansion is open daily for
guided tours from May 1st to October 31st, from
- 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The price of the guided tour is $5 for
adults and $3.50 for children.
- The tour is free for overnight