Helena History Hikes and Walks ready for another season

INDEPENDENT RECORD

The Montana History Foundation is launching the 2022 season of its Helena History Hikes and Walks program.

Three tours will run several times per week starting Memorial Day weekend and ending Labor Day weekend.

Helena History Hikes and Walks promotes heritage tourism, outdoor recreation and downtown businesses.

“We are excited to build on last season’s program and offer a wider variety of history tours this summer,” said President/CEO Charlene Porsild. “Our goal is to have the tours connect residents and visitors with Helena’s rich landscape and history.”

The three tours are as follows:

Legends in Limestone History Hike on Mount Helena

This 90-minute guided hike meets at the Mount Helena parking lot. On this low-key traverse, you’ll hear stories of the colorful characters and community endeavors that helped shape Helena into the town we see today.

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Legends in Limestone History Hikes are at 11 a.m. Saturdays.

Breweries & Brothels Downtown History Walk

This 90-minute downtown guided walk begins at Reeder’s Alley.

Participants will visit the historic red-light district. You’ll learn about Helena’s brewing history and hear stories about the madams of Helena’s underworld.

The Breweries & Brothels Downtown Walks are at 5 p.m. Thursdays

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