Virginia City, Montana Ghost Town

If you’re into history and ghosts towns, add Virginia City to your bucket list when road tripping through Montana.

Virginia City – Montana’s Living Ghost Town

Virginia City, Montana, is a National Historic Landmark District and a living ghost town. A piece of the old west frozen in time. After gold was discovered in Alder Gulch in 1863, the stampede to this area was on. Many cities popped up during this time but Virginia City is the only sole surviver. As I stood on the wooden sidewalk and looked around, it’s amazing how well-preserved the town is and there is so much to take in. You can imagine, visualize, and feel the history.

virginia city ghost town

After reading and learning about Virginia City, we decided to add it to our route traveling from Butte to Ennis. We stopped for breakfast at the Virginia City Cafe and had the delicious Miner’s Breakfast. The food, atmosphere, and service was great. People also recommended a stop at Cousins Candy Shop. We stopped in for dessert and a haul for the road. It was fun watching them making the home-made treats and taffy in the front window.

virginia city cafe signage

The gentleman at the Indian Trading Post was so nice, patient, and helpful. A great story teller.

indian trading post in virginia city

We didn’t stay long due to time constraints but from what I hear, there is always something going on in town if you stick around.

The oldest courthouse in the state built in 1863 and still used for its original purpose. Can you imagine the stories this building could tell?!

Virginia City court house

This was such a beautiful route, and don’t forget to stop in Whitehall and check out their murals on your way.

montana landscape

If you’re looking for lodging in the area, check out Sportsman’s Lodge in Ennis just 20 minutes away. Read more

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Enjoy the road and never stop searching for what stirs your soul. ❤️

©Tracy Blowers

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I'm a freelance content creator and photographer. My passion is telling stories through my photography and writing. Freelancing has allowed me to fulfill my dream of traveling alongside my freelancing husband and our rescue dog. We share our experiences on our blog offering inspiration for life and travel. We hope to stir your soul from our backyard in Minnesota to road trippin’ the US!

2 thoughts on “Virginia City, Montana Ghost Town

  1. Are you sure it was not ghosts playing a trick . Ghostly ham eggs hashbrowns ¿¿¿ when you left did you look behind ¿¿¿¿¿ Ha ha ha some are said to have real ghosts !?????

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