Montana’s Best Ghost Towns-Virginia City and Nevada City
It’s easy to explore Montana’s Best Ghost Towns-Virginia City and Nevada City in a single day. With great old buildings, full of great old stuff, it’s the perfect day trip.
We visited 4 years ago, and really enjoyed it. So when we left Washington on Wednesday and started making our way across Montana we decided to stay in Ennis again because it’s close to the two towns. Calling them ghost towns however, is misleading as there are people who live year round in both towns.
When we visited 4 years ago it was mid week, so visiting today, a Sunday, was really special. In Nevada city there are volunteers who come from all over to present a living history. Nevada City has an outdoor museum where you can walk in, and around the old buildings, and on weekends talk to the people representing life as it was. There were also some kids there, which I thought was awesome.
This young lady was playing some music on the porch.
This little girl was cute as can be. They had some newspapers that you could pick up for free, and she had a bunch she was handing out. Or….balancing on her head.
I really like this one with the flag in the background.
And that look. Too funny.
Some more volunteers. I love that they do this.
An old saloon.
The first building of the museum is full of old calliopes, organs, and music box type stuff. They did all this by hand. So beautiful.
These are just some things that caught my eye.
I really like this one!
Come sit a spell.
Virginia city is just down the road, and a little different experience. The whole main street is old buildings. Some are still in use, and some are full of antiques that you can see. There are barriers into these old stores, with good reason of course. But, photos are still easy to get.
To be able to see these stores as they were in the mid 1800’s is so special. I’m so glad all this history is preserved.
So if you ever find yourself in this part of Montana, don’t miss Nevada City, and Virginia City.