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Nevada City Old Town 
Living History Museum & Music Hall


Relive the excitement of the Gold Rush era in Montana.  The outdoor museum in Nevada City houses one of the largest collections of Old West artifacts outside the Smithsonian and has one hundred 1863 to early 1900 buildings. The museum entrance is also home to several unique music machines.  There are many exhibits and artifacts to help you experience the culture, time and place engaging all of your senses as you discover early Montana. In Nevada City, you’ll witness what it was like to live in a frontier mining town in the height of the Gold Rush days.

Take time out of your fast paced life to “Step Into Montana’s Past.” and experience it for yourself!

Nevada City Old Town 

Museum Hours and Rates

OPEN May 23rd - Sept 7th 10AM - 6PM Monday - Friday
and 9AM - 6PM Saturday and Sunday
Extended season hours are 10AM - 2PM September 7th - 20th.

Adults (Weekends & Holidays) $12
Adult (Weekdays) $10
Youth(4-11)/Senior(65+) Weekends & Holidays $10
Youth/Senior Weekdays $8
Groups of 6+ Weekends & Holidays $10 each
Groups of 6+ Weekdays $8   each
Children 3 and Under Free
Check out our packages and specials!

The Nevada City Museum hosts living history events each weekend in the summer.  This ghost town comes alive with reenactors who relive past events during the gold rush era.  You can walk among them, engage with them and experience life during the 1860s.  If you would like to volunteer in the living history program contact us.

 

Montana Heritage Commission
2020 Living History Schedule


*Schedule subject to change without notice based on weather and volunteer availability

Pioneer Museum Experience:  June 5-7, July 9-11, August 28-30. Space is limited reservations required two weeks in advance.

June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

 July 4, 5 , 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
  
August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
  
September 5, 6

As we navigate the fluctuating world of COVID-19, our normal themed weekends are currently discontinued. However, many of our Living History interpreters are on-site every weekend to bring Montana’s history to life! Through engaging activities, informative presentations, and demonstrations of the era, the Nevada City Living History Museum is active, open, and maintaining social distancing as pioneers can from 9AM – 6PM on Saturday and Sunday, every weekend, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

Living History schedules are posted on our Facebook page every week. Activities change weekly, depending on weather and volunteer availability. Follow and like us on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/nevadacitylivinghistory

 

*Schedule subject to change without notice based on weather and volunteer availability. 

Pioneer Museum Experience - June 5-7, July 9-11, August 28-30. Space is limited reservations required two weeks in advance.
Imagine yourself living an working in an 1865 Gold Rush town!  As a citizen of town, you will spend the night in one of our historic homes or tents along with Living History interpreters.  You will cook your meals on a cast iron stove and help with chores around town.  Every pioneer experience includes lodging within the museum, meals and historic clothing to wear for the weekend. 

$200 for adult and $150 for youth (age 10-17) - 50% due at reservation and 50% due two weeks prior to arrival.  Minimum of two adults per group and maximum of 6 people per group.