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.

*Tickets can be purchased on the day of your visit at the Virginia City Depot or the Nevada City Music Hall.  First come, first serve basis.

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 (Wed. or Thurs.)
  • Two tickets to the Illustrious Virginia City Players OR Two tickets to the Brewery Follies
  • Vigilante Pass for Two 
    • Unlimited rides on the Train 
    • 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


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 
  • 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 
  • 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: