Forever a Part of the Butte Legend… Restoring the Dumas Brothel Museum

In 2012, Michael Piche and Travis Eskelsen purchased the Dumas Brothel and all of the museum artifact’s from Rudy Giecek, a Butte native who purchased the brothel from the last madam of the house, Ruby Garret in 1989.  Rudy was diligent in keeping the Dumas a part of Butte’s history, as he promised he would do, just as it should be…  We are grateful that Rudy waited for us to find the Dumas, and we are forever indebted to the Giecek family for the many sacrifices they endured in keeping the Dumas Brothel standing all those years ~thank you…  And on that note, we can commiserate; it is costly maintaining the Victorian brothel, especially during winter in Montana ~whew!

Now 126 years old and boasting a massive (42) rooms, the Dumas is unique not only in its prominence as a stately Butte brothel, but especially for its scarcity as the last and best example of 19th century brothel style architecture in the United States -prevalent by its design and with the elegance to match- which is Butte through and through…  And we wouldn’t have it any other way!

This is why we are working to preserve, restore, re-purpose, and re-invent the Dumas!


Become part of the legend and make your online contribution today!  Visit our online store at: where you can securely donate through our partnership with Square!  Or if preferred, email us for more information about how you can make a difference by supporting the Dumas restoration project and “become part of the legend!”


Online Store & Tour Booking

Welcome to the Historic Dumas Brothel

The Dumas Brothel is located in the heart of the old Red-light District in Historic Uptown Butte, Montana!

Dumas Brothel Museum

45 East Mercury Street

Uptown Butte, MT 59701

Tel: 406-530-7878

We offer tours of the famous brothel year-round!

Adult admission. Children under (5) are free with adult admission!

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Business Hours

Tours of the Dumas Brothel Museum are available year-round by appointment.

Fall-Winter Hours:  Fri-Sun from 12:00PM to 5:00PM.

Regular Hours:  Tue-Sat from 11:00AM to 6:00PM.  

Summer Festival Hours:  During Butte’s Festival’s, we open at 11:00AM and break at 5:00PM for dinner.  We then reopen for evening tours from 7:30PM to 9:30PM (festival’s only).

Please call ahead if you are traveling from out of town so that we don’t miss you!

Our work schedules are hectic, and there are times we must close unexpectedly.

Contact us at 406-530-7878 or via email at:         ~Thanks~