Kalispell’s Conrad Mansion is a landmark dating back to 1895, and it still includes most of the original furnishings. Situated atop a bluff overlooking the Flathead Valley and the Swan Range, the gracious Victorian home was built by Kalispell founder Charles E. Conrad, in what was then a wilderness.
Conrad’s youngest daughter, Alicia Conrad Campbell, lived in the home until 1964. In 1974, she gave the mansion to the city of Kalispell in memory of her pioneering parents.
The Conrad Mansion Museum relies on proceeds from tours, events, and donations to stay open. The mansion’s regular tour season stretches from May 16 to October 14. Among the place’s annual events are a July 4 Ice Cream Social, October Ghost Tours, weekend Christmas Tours from late November to late December, Holiday Tea & Tours, and a Children’s Christmas Event (scheduled for December 13 this year).
The cost for tours is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for students and $4 for children. The gift shop is open during regular season and holiday tour hours plus by appointment in the off season. The thing to do is check before you go by calling (406) 755-2166.
To find the mansion from highway 93 (Main Street) in downtown Kalispell, turn on 4th Street East and go six blocks to Woodland Avenue, then turn left. The Conrad Mansion sits between 3rd and 4th Streets on Woodland Avenue & 5th Avenue. Street parking is allowed anywhere around the Mansion.
HOW TO GET THERE FROM MISSOULA
- Mileage: 123 miles
- Estimated Trip Time: 2 Hours, 20 minutes
- How to Get There From Missoula: