Virginia City is a historical old-west town not to be missed on a visit to southern Montana

Virginia City and the surrounding area offers the best preserved example of mining and pioneer history in the Rocky Mountain west. This preservation-minded community is one of the most visited and historically accurate old west towns left in the U.S.

Just a 45 minute drive to the north from West Fork Cabin Camp, Virginia City and neighboring Nevada City allow you to connect to the old west in a unique way. It’s a history buff and photographer’s dream come true. Virginia City was a placer gold mining town that built up around the Alder Gulch placer diggings around the 1860s and produced an estimated $120 million in gold over time. The activities and sights will definitely transport you back in time including living history, museums and a hands-on look at a day gone by.