United States Montana

Virginia City

A historic mining town from the 1860s Gold Rush era, now a well-preserved tourist destination with authentic 19th-century buildings and museums.

Tips from the community

A visit to Virginia City is like stepping back in time to the days of the Montana gold rush. This charming ghost town has been preserved to look much as it did in the 1860s, with many original buildings still standing. Take a ride on the historic steam train, pan for gold, or explore the town's many shops and restaurants.

chiefseeker 1 year ago

Virginia City is a technical ghost town that is still brimming with liveliness, frozen in the past, the city represents the days of mining towns. Virginia city is located high up within the Rocky Mountains of Montana, and to this day captivates visitors with its preservation and testament to history.

seeker 3 years ago

Virginia City Guides

  • America's Abandoned Ghost Towns

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Ghost towns in America have long intrigued people old and young. Moments are frozen in time at these uncanny towns; ranches in the Old West, coal mining towns, and modern toxic cities, any explorer or history nerd is sure to discover something new at these historical destinations. Experience the California gold rush, or witness the decaying beauty of archival architecture. As the world rushes for “new, new, new” we love taking a moment to reflect on the history that echoes in old structures, and these preserved ghost towns across the country are a passage into ages past, continuously overlooking our modern achievements in antique silence. Let’s try time traveling today Seekers, and take a look into the mysterious and fascinating world of America’s ghost towns.
  • Ghost Towns in the Wild West

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Ghost Town hunting is one of my favorite activities in the west. There are so many abandoned towns with endless stories to tell from times past. Of course, ghost towns aren't just a source of historical curiosity; they can also be the centerpiece of an unforgettable road trip. Many ghost towns are located in close proximity to one another, making it easy to plan a multi-day tour that takes you from one town to the next. Along the way, you can soak up the stunning natural scenery of the West, from the rugged peaks of the Rockies to the sweeping vistas of the Mojave Desert.
  • Ghost Towns in the US

    stillontheroad (Giada Matera)
    As spooky season is approaching, here is a list of ghost towns in America I visited or plan to visit. Boo!