Packages and Specials

Note: Our 2021 season starts on Saturday, May 29th and closes on Labor Day, Monday, September 6th. 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. Tickets can be purchased on the day of your visit at the Virginia City Depot or the Nevada City Music Hall.

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 - $179 + tax

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

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.  

Pass For Two $49

  • 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

Field Trips for Schools

Kids love the stories of their heritage and witnessing life as it used to be!

$10 per Student (Teachers, Chaperones and Bus Drivers 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 Alder Gulch Shortline Railroad ride
  • Film in historic Opera House

Additional offerings:

  • Pizza
  • Accommodations

Family Season Pass $149

  • 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
  • (Unlimited use between Memorial Weekend & Labor Day)
  • Valid for a family up to 5

Want to preserve this history for future generations?  Consider an annual membership today which includes these attractions.

Explore these free activities on your own: