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.  All passes are good for two consecutive days.

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. Purchase your tickets at the Virginia City Depot or the Nevada City Music Hall.

COVID Updates

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.

 

VIGILANTE PASS  $125 (Good for 2 Days)

For a family or group of 5
Available for purchase from the Virginia City Depot or Nevada City Museum

  • Unlimited rides on the train (reservations required and must be the made the day of the train ride)
  • Gold Panning at River of Gold
  • Entrance to the Nevada City History Museum
  • Discounts at participating businesses (show your family pass and ask if you qualify when you shop)

VIGILANTE PASS for $99 (Qualifying Parties Below Only)
Available for purchase from the Virginia City Depot or Nevada City Museum

  • Madison County Residents
  • Military Personnel
  • Montana State Employees
  • If Visitor has stayed in a hotel in Montana 

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

Stay and Play Pass - $199 + tax

  • One night stay for one room (Mon-Thurs) at Nevada City Hotel
  • Includes One Vigilante 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 (excludes holidays).

 


Couples Getaway - $199 + tax

  • One night at Historic Bonanza Inn
  • Two tickets to the Illustrious Virginia City Players
  • Two tickets to the Brewery Follies
  • Vigilante Pass for Two 

Call 1(406)843-5333
www.heritageaccomodations.com

Pass For Two $49

Family Season Pass $149

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.