Historic Virginia and Nevada City


From family fun, to great laughs and good times. Here is our list of memory makers in the Alder Gulch area. Click on the names below to reveal more information. Check out the Virginia City Calendar of Events for special events happening this summer. 


Fairweather Inn, Virginia City, Montana

Alder Gulch Historic Hotels, Cabins and Vacation Rentals. Alder Gulch accommodations are available from from Mid-May to Mid-September. The Fairweather Inn in Virginia City is furnished with antiques. In Nevada City you can stay in a historic hotel or cabins. To make reservations visit the Alder Gulch Accommodations site

For additional accommodations visit http://www.visitmt.com/places-to-go/cities-and-towns/virginia-city.html and select Places to Stay under the Nearby Section at the bottom of the page.

Virginia City Railroad Train Fares
Adult Round Trip $10
Adult One Way $8
Youth(5-16)/Senior(55+) Round Trip $8
Youth/Senior One Way $6
Groups of 6+ Round Trip $8 each
Children 4 and Under Free

Check out our packages and specials!
Reservations are required for Pass Holder


Call 406-843-5247 if you need to make reservations or confirm the train is running.

Train tickets can be purchased from the Virginia City Train Depot, Nevada City Museum, or as part of the Family Pass from the River of Gold. All locations open at 10 am. Tickets can be purchased for the 10 am train at the Virginia City Depot the morning of departure. The train departs in Nevada City across the street from the Museum and Music Hall at the Bovey Visitor Center. The engineer will blow the whistle 5 minutes prior to departure. 



The Virginia City Shortline train runs between Virginia City and Nevada City daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day. For more information check out Virginia City Railroad page.

Historic firetruck used for tours of Virginia City

Enjoy a tour of Virginia City's vibrant past in an historic truck. Learn more...

Nelson Offroad Truck

Join us for guided audio tours aboard our massive M923 six-wheel-drive truck as we depart beautiful Nevada City, MT and drive you seven miles along the most concentrated gold strike in US history! Along the way you will get to see the wild country of Montana and learn of the backbreaking effort required to break the land and acquire its resources. Sit back and let the six massive tires grind you to the top as we entertain you with stories of gold and the Wild West as you feast your eyes of the legacy of 150 years of Montana's mining history. The trail climbs more than 3000 feet along its seven mile meander through the gold fields, stopping at the sheer rock face of MT. Baldy at an elevation of over 8000 feet. Visit Nelson Offroad for more information

Horses eating in front of the Bale of Hay Saloon

Enjoy some of Montana's best microbrews at the Bale of Hay Saloon. For more information visit The Bale of Hay Saloon


The cast of the Brewery Follies show

The Brewery Follies offers live adult comedy in a historic old brewery setting. This popular attraction is by telephone reservation only. Visit the Brewery Follies web site for more information!

The outside view of the historic Wells Fargo building

The grand Wells Fargo building has been a restaurant since Charlie Bovey resurrected it in the fifites. With its tall tin ceilings, a grand horsehoe bar, ballroom-sized dining room, and historic Virginia City setting. Visit the Gravel Bar website for more information!

For additional places to eat and drink visit http://www.visitmt.com/places-to-go/cities-and-towns/virginia-city.html and select Food & Drink at the bottom of the page.


Relive the 1860s by walking through the Nevada City museums.

Visitors panning for gold

Pan for Gold, at the River of Gold, located on Highway 287 between Virginia City and Nevada City. See the outdoor exhibits of mining equipment highlighting the Mount Vernon dredge. Find unique gifts, rocks and panning supplies. Call 406-843-5247 for details!


The Illustrious Virginia City Players

Founded in 1948, the Virginia City Players Theatre Company performs authentic 19th century melodramas and varied, vigorous vagary of vivacious vaudeville variety acts in the Virginia City Opera House. The Opera House itself was originally called the old Stone Barn Theatre, since it was converted from a livery stable into a reproduction of a 19th century theatre! Reservations are required. Visit the Virginia City Players web site for more information.

Train Schedule
Train runs Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekend
Virginia City
Nevada City
10:00 am 10:30 am
11:00 am 11:30 am
12:00 pm 12:30 pm
1:00 pm 1:30 pm
2:00 pm 2:30 pm
3:00 pm 3:30 pm
4:00 pm 4:30 pm
5:00 pm One way
Reservations required for Pass Holders
Note: Train does not run in bad weather
Virginia City Stagecoach going through town

Virginia City's Stagecoach is located on West Wallace Street (next to the Train Depot) in Virginia City, Montana.

Hours : Daily 10:00am - 6:00pm

Phone : 406-860-3699

Reservations made by calling. Walk-ins are always welcome!


300 West Wallace Street. | PO BOX 338 | VIRGINIA CITY, MT 59755 | P: (406) 843-5247 | F: (406) 843-5468 | TDD: (406) 841-2702

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