1891 - Kalispell is founded; 1895 - Conrad Mansion completed
The Conrad Mansion is one of the most outstanding examples of luxurious living and period architecture in the Pacific Northwest. The home was built for Charles E. Conrad, a founding father of Kalispell. The building itself remains unchanged since Spokane architect Kirtland Cutter designed and finished the home in 1895.
Tours of the Mansion include a history of Charles E. Conrad and how he made his fortune from humble beginnings, his impact on the local economy, and his efforts to save the buffalo from extinction.
The beautiful 26-room Victorian home is located in the East Side Historic District.
Visiting the Conrad Museum today provides an extraordinary glimpse into the life of this wealthy pioneer family. All three floors of the home have been completely restored to their original beauty. Fully furnished, over 90% of the furniture, clothing, china, toys, books and documents are original to the house, offering the most complete example of privileged life in turn-of-the-century Montana.
The museum gift shop has a unique collection of jewelry, antiques, handmade items, history books, and toys.
Guided Tours on the hour starting at 10 am and last tour leaving at 4 pm. $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for students, and $4 for children- no reservation required - www.conradmansion.com
During the summer months enjoy the Gardens at the Conrad Mansion. A gazebo in the expansive lawn area makes for a restful and reflective spot.
The Mansion holds special events throughout the year; an Ice Cream Social after the Kalispell Fourth of July Parade, Ghost Tours in October and a Death by Chocolate Murder Mystery in April. Please visit the website for details.
May 15 through October 15
10 am to 4 pm or by special appointment
Located off the historical downtown Kalispell district, turn east off Main Street on 4th street east and drive 7 blocks to Woodland Ave.