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Virginia City History

photos virgina1Virginia City is a preserved Victorian mining town located high in the Rocky Mountains of Southwest Montana. Gold was discovered here in 1863 and the town became the Territorial Capital in 1865. When gold ran out, there was not enough wealth to remodel. The town froze architecturally, and today represents the Victorian era. The main street is an exceptional example of mid-1800's architecture and many of the structures are original.

Things are a bit on the quiet side during the winter months, but the town comes alive with fun and activity May through September. Look below for some of the fun activities and check www.virginiacitychamber.com for the annual Schedule of Events.

  • Train ride between Virginia City and Nevada City authentic #12 Baldwin Steam Locomotive
  • Stagecoach Tour
  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • 1941 Fire EngineTour
  • Walking Tours, do-it-yourself & guided
Christmas Social
  • Old Fashioned holiday festivities
  • Every year between Thanksgiving & Christmas
  • Fun and games for the whole family
Outdoor Recreation
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Gold Panning
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowmobiling
Live Entertainment
  • Brewery Follies nightly cabaret entertainment
  • Virginia City Players at the Opera House nightly authentic 19th century melodrama
  • Living History: Featuring people in historic period dress, demonstrating historic skills.
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