Historical Virginia City

The very much alive ghost town, Virginia City, Montana, is frozen in time. It is a remarkably well preserved old west Victorian gold mining town just 20 miles west of Yellowstone National Park (90 miles by road). When the gold ran out, there was still enough left so that homes and businesses were occupied, but there was not enough wealth to remodel the buildings. So it froze, and now represents the whole Victorian era. It is the true and original Old West. It is a gem, held within an incredibly rich area of natural beauty, recreation and history.

Favorite Guest Activities

Boot Hill overlooks Virginia City and marks the graves of the outlaws who were brought to justice by the local vigilantes. Panning for Gold is very popular, and who knows, you might strike it lucky. Other Favorites: Stage coach tour, Fire engine tour, VC Follies, VC players at the Opera House, Ghost Walks, Living history portrayals on the weekend, Train ride to and from Nevada City, Self guided tour maps, Special events scheduled throughout the summer, 4th of July Fireworks, Horse back riding, Museums, County Library, Shopping, Fishing, and Mountain Biking.