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 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


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

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 Brewery Follies

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!

Wells Fargo building in Virginia City Montana

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!


Living History in Virginia City

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

River of 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 a 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 Creamery

Enjoy real homemade ice cream or watch it be made at the Virginia City Creamery! Check out our Facebook Page!

Located at 205 West Wallace Street in Historic Virginia City, Montana.

Phone: 406-843-5515


Since 1992, Cousin's Candy Shop has been supplying the Alder Gulch area with the freshest, softest, and most delicious salt water taffy. Their specialties also include many different varieties of fudge, old fashioned candies, and licorice! Check out our Facebook Page.

Located at 217 West Wallace Street in Historic Virginia City, Montana.

Phone: 406-843-5371

Star Bakery Banner

The Star Bakery offers visitors more than just a bakery, with a full lunch and dinner menu along with beer and wine selection, there is something for every one. Mike and Heather Hale welcome you to come and enjoy yourself at the Star Bakery Restaurant and to shop at the Emporium for fudge, candy, ice cream, candles, and much more. Check out their Facebook Page.

Located at 1576 US Highway 287 Virginia City, Montana

Phone: 406-843-5777

Nacho Mama

Come enjoy Virginia City's very own Mexican restaurant, Nacho Mama's Burritos. Come visit our Facebook Page.

Located at 110 W Main Street Virginia City, Montana.

Phone: 406-682-4006

Jade Monkey Restaurant Logo

The Jade Monkey Restaurant offers authentic Eastern flavors within the mountains of Montana! Check out their Facebook Page.

Located at 118 W. Wallace Street Virginia City, Montana

Phone: 406-843-5233


For even more great places to eat and drink visit and select Food & Drink at the bottom of the page.

Virginia City Boardwalk

Take a stroll down Virginia City's boardwalk, shop, and get a taste for what it was like to live in this historic mining town!

Thompson-Hickman Museum in Virginia City, Montana

The Thompson-Hickman museum was built in the roaring 1920s and is home to many of Virginia City's best artifacts!

Hours: 11:00am - 5:30pm Daily

Located at 220 East Wallace Street. Virginia City, Montana

Phone: 406-843-5238