Nevada City Old Town Museum and 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 Living History on Saturdays and Sundays between Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend.

Hours and Rates

OPEN May 25, 2024 - Sept 2, 2024
10AM - 6PM Monday - Friday

9AM - 6PM Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

Extended Season: Sept. 3 - 22, 2024  10AM - 3PM



Adults (Weekends and Holidays) $12
Adults (Weekdays) $10
Youth (4-11)/Senior(65+) Weekends and Holidays $10
Youth/Senior Weekdays $  8
Groups of 6+ Weekends and Holidays $10 each
Groups of 6+ Weekdays $  8 each
Children 3 and Under Free


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Living History

The Nevada City Museum has living history interpreters every Saturday & Sunday between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.  This ghost town comes alive with interpreters 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.


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


Learning how shoes are made

Contact the Living History Coordinator at to find out more or connect on Facebook for the upcoming weekend schedule.