Historic Virginia and Nevada City

Planning Your Visit

Check Out Our Special Deals and PackagesOperating Hours are 10 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.  Call 406-843-5247 between 8 am and 5 pm on weekdays to make a group reservation or schedule a school field trip or for questions about our attractions. You can leave a message if no one is available.  See our package deals and specials.  All passes require train reservations, call the Virginia City Depot & Gift Store at 406-843-5555 if no one is available at the main number to confirm reservation.

Check out these additional resources for more information on lodging, dining, events and activities.

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.


Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana are in Southwest Montana, south of Whitehall on Hwy 287 between Ennis and Sheridan. These two cities are about a mile and a half apart along Highway 287 in the Alder Gulch area in southwestern Montana.

The Montana Heritage Commission (MHC) has three staffed locations in Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana during the summer months.   

Virginia City Depot & Visitor Information Center

Virginia City Depot


413 West Wallace Street

This location is home to the Virginia City Shortline Railroad, Gift Store, & Montana Heritage Commission (MHC) Visitor Information Center on the lower (west) edge of Virginia City along Highway. Public outhouses are available at this location. All tickets and passes sold by the Montana Heritage Commission are available from this location.    

River of Gold

River of Gold


In between Virginia City and Nevada City
on the west side of Highway 297

Combination Passes and tickets for gold panning are available from this location.

Nevada City Museum & Music Hall Entrance

Nevada City Museum


Nevada City along east side of Highway 287

All tickets and passes sold by the Montana Heritage Commission are available from this location. Train departs across the street at the Bovey Visitor Center      

Bovey Visitor Center
Bovey Visitor


Nevada City along west side of Highway 287

Nevada City Train departs from this location. Train tickets are sold across the street at the Nevada City Museum and Music Hall

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    Make Virginia City and Nevada City your "Must See" Stop between the National Parks. 
    It is only about 90 minutes from the Yellowstone Park Entrance.

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    Mileage from Virginia City
    Big Sky 85 miles
    Bozeman 70 miles
    Butte 80 miles
    Dillion 60 miles
    Ennis 14 miles
    Nevada City 1 1/2 miles
    Sheridan, MT 20 miles
    Three Forks 65 miles
    West Yellowstone 90 miles

    Nearest Airports
    Gallatin Field Airport (BZN) - Bozeman
    Bert Mooney Airport (BTM) - Butte


    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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