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Ghost Towns

Updated: August 20, 2020

Masonic Lodge and Schoolhose,Bannack
Masonic Lodge and Schoolhose, Bannack

Visiting one of Montana’s ghost towns is like stepping back in time to the era of gold, saloons and vigilantes. Experience the quiet solitude of Bannack State Park or watch history come alive with a performance at Virginia City and Nevada City.

During the late 1850s, the gold rush was booming in Montana. As the gold disappeared, so did the people, leaving behind deserted towns. Exploring Montana’s ghost towns is an amazing way to get a glimpse into the past. Throughout the state, you’ll find 12 ghost towns to explore, with the majority of them located on the western side of the state.

The southwest corner of Montana is home to the largest number of ghost towns, including three of Montana’s most impressive and historical communities—Bannack, Virginia City and Nevada City.

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Living History.
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Updated: August 20, 2020

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