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State Historic Site Virginia City
Address Handicapped Accessible 300 1/2 West Wallace Street
Virginia City, MT 59755
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About Virginia City, Montana - step back in time and relive the Montana frontier gold rush experience of the mid-to-late 1800s. Today, through various serendipitous twists of fate, the Virginia City of old survives in a uniquely engaging relationship with the present. A small, friendly community nestled amongst the renowned gold-laden hills and gulches of Alder Gulch. Virginia City remains a true historical treasure. Recognized in 1961 as a National Historic Landmark, the town has seen every form of boom-and-bust cycle imaginable. Frantically founded in 1863 in the midst of yet another western gold rush, the town and surrounding areas quickly became home to several thousand feverish fortune hunters. Virginia City because of its convenient location in the midst of the gold fields rapidly grew to become the territorial capital and 'Social City' of the Montana frontier. Our living ghost town include two professional theaters, several tour groups, steam train rides, and live demonstrations of heritage trades, i.e. blacksmith's, gold-panning, etc. Today, most of the properties and artifact's once owned and interpreted by the Bovey family have been purchased by the State of Montana to ensure their long-term care and protection. The essence of the Virginia City experience is a casual, inviting setting that lends itself to a relaxing family outing or fun-filled weekend retreat from the typical hustle and bustle of modern life.
Virginia City, MT 59755
CONTACT 406-843-5247
FAX 406-843-5468
SEASON May - October
PAYMENT METHODS American Express, Cash, Master Card, Personal Check (In State), Travelers Checks, Visa
DISCOUNTS Child Discount, Group Discount, Military, Senior Citizens
SPECIAL DIRECTIONS Virginia City is located in the southwestern of Montana. It is south of Butte on Highway 287. 85 miles Northwest of West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park.
SERVICES Automated Teller Machine Books Childrens Activities Gift Shop Handicapped Accessible Maps Merchandise Parking Public Restroom Store Tour Unescorted Tour
ACTIVITIES American Heritage Antiques Archaeology Childrens Activities Cultural Education Exhibit Heritage History Museum Theatre/Theater Tour

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