Historic Virginia and Nevada City

Specials and Package Deals


Note: Our season opens on Memorial Day weekend and closes Labor Day weekend each year. We look forward to seeing you!

The Montana Heritage Commission oversees the following attractions:

Tickets & Passes can be purchased from all locations listed above unless specified otherwise in the package below.

If you are on a budget, you can still afford to visit Virginia City and Nevada City. Check out the Seasonal Packages, Discounts and Free Attractions listed below.

*Train Reservations are required for all passes. Call 406-843-5555 to make a reservation.

Walking Tours


Visit our walking tour page for free interactive and pdf maps to help you explore historic Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana on your own time and at your own pace.

 

Combination Package (Train* and Nevada City Museum)

Only available for purchase from the Virginia City Depot or Nevada City Museum

  • Adult Combo - $16
  • Youth(5-16) / Senior(55+) - $12
  • Group of 6 or more - $14 each

THE FOLLOWING PASSES ARE GOOD FOR 2 DAYS, 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Stay and Play Pass - $149

  • One night stay for one room (Mon-Thurs) at Nevada City Hotel
  • Includes One Family Day Pass listed below (Valid for up to a family of 5 and it good for 2 consecutive days with receipt or voucher) between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Family/Group Day Pass $99 (Good for 2 Days)

This is a $30+ savings for a family or group of 5
Only available for purchase from the Virginia City Depot or Nevada City Museum


FAMILY/GROUP DAY PASS for $79 (Qualifying Parties Only)
Only available for purchase from the Virginia City Depot or Nevada City Museum

  • Madison County Residents
  • Military Personnel
  • State Employees

Visitors must show proof of ID to meet the criteria above and proof of receipt for overnight Lodging in Montana.   

Couples Pass For Two $39


Senior (55+) Pass For Two $35


Individual Senior (55+) Pass $25

Family Season Pass $129

Want to preserve this history for future generations?  Consider an annual membership today which includes these attractions.

Become a Member


Help preserve the wonders of the Treasure State by becoming a member today. Your donation goes directly to the preservation and operation expenses of Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana. As a bonus you get to enjoy the activities these two historic cities offer.

 

Sign Up Now or mail your membership fee to:

Montana Heritage Commission

PO Box 338

Virginia City, MT 59755

Field Trips for Schools

Kids love the stories of their heritage and witnessing life as it used to be!

$10 per Student (Teachers and Chaperones Free)
Teachers, Sign up your class today!  Group rates available for groups over 25

Customize your tour by calling 406-843-5247.  A 48 hour notice is appreciated.

Available tour options (depending on weather & time of year):

  • Educational panning experience at River of Gold
  • Guided tour of River of Gold
  • Guided tour of Virginia City
  • Guided tour of Nevada City
  • One way train ride
  • Film in historic Opera House

Additional offerings:

  • Pizza
  • Accommodations

Annual Membership Options Available :


 

$25 - Garnet which includes :

  • 1 Free ticket for Gold Panning at the River of Gold
 

$50 - Ruby which includes :

  • 1 Free ticket for Gold Panning at the River of Gold
  • 1 Free ticket for a Train Ride on the Alder Gulch Shortline Railroad from Virginia City to Nevada City
 

$100 - Silver which includes :

  • 1 Free ticket for Gold Panning at the River of Gold
  • 1 Free ticket for a Train Ride on the Alder Gulch Shortline Railroad from Virginia City to Nevada City
  • 1 free ticket for the Nevada City Living History Musuem
 

$1,000 or more - Gold which includes :

  • Season pass for 5 people for unlimited access to Gold Panning at the River of Gold, the Alder Gulch Shortline Railroad, and the Nevada City Living History Museum
  • 150th Anniversary Virginia City Commemorative Coin
  • Name listed at the Virgnia City train depot

The Bovey Visitor Center


Charles and Sue Bovey Visitor Center
Interior of Bovey Visitor Center

The Bovey Visitor Center is a tribute to Charles and Sue Ford Bovey located in Nevada City. The Bovey's loved history and in 1944 visited Virginia City and recognized its historic value. They joined others from the Historic Landmark Society of Montana. The Bovey's spent much of their own money to purchase the buildings, property, and even moved several buildings alongside the twelve existing in Nevada City in order to save them from destruction. They are recognized as pioneers in the field of historic preservation.  There is no charge to visit this building when open during summer operating hours.

Bovey Visitor Center artifacts
Bovey Visitor Center music player artifacts

Thank you for investing in preserving Montana's Heritage for future generations.  All revenue from these educational activities goes towards the preservation and operational expenses associated with Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana.


 

MONTANA HERITAGE COMMISSION
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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