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The Montana Heritage Commission has three staffed locations in Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana during the summer months.  These two cities are about a mile and a half apart along Highway 287 in the Alder Gulch area in southwestern Montana.  All locations are open 10 am to 6 pm daily from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.  See our package deals and specials.

Virginia City Depot

This location is home to the Alder Gulch Shortline Railroad, Gift Store &
Montana Heritage Commission (MHC) Visitor Information Center
413 W Wallace, the lower (west) end of Wallace Street along Highway 287
Public outhouses are available at this location.

All tickets and passes sold by the MHC are available from this location.


Nevada City Museum & Music Hall

Located in Nevada City along Highway 287
Public accessible restrooms are available across the street at the Bovey Visitor Center.

All tickets and passes sold by the MHC are available from this location as well.


River of Gold

Located in between Virginia City and Nevada City on Highway 297

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

 

Walking Tours


Take a virtual walking tour of Historic Virginia City with our new map!

Map by Montana Census & Economic Information Center 


Take a virtual walking tour of Historic Nevada City with our new map!

Map by Montana Census & Economic Information Center 

Additional Information


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.

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

Location of Virginia City and Nevada City in Alder Gulch area in Montana

Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana are in Southwest Montana, south of Whitehall on Hwy 287 between Ennis and Sheridan.

All revenue from these educational activities goes towards the preservation and operational expenses associated with Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana.   Consider an annual membership or volunteering your time to the preservation of these unique historic cities.


Thank you for your support.

 


Train Departure Times
Note: Train does not run
in severe rain or snow

CLOSED FOR SEASON
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 trip)
Open from Memorial Day weekend
thru Labor Day weekend.

Nevada City Museum
& Music Hall
Open daily from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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