Montana’s Best is excited to feature one of the oldest, period correct, and most historical towns in Montana. Virginia City, Montana. The first place to have electricity. Yes folks even before New York City. It was a boom town due to the unbridled gold rush that swept through the west. Today there are less than 200 year round residents that help preserve the history of this town.

Virginia City Montana
Photo: Montana’s Best photographer Ben Johnson

Virginia City was designated as the new territorial capital of Montana in 1865 when Alder Gulch had gathered most of Montana’s population. At its height in the day, 10,000 people flooded the area named “Fourteen-mile City” for the numerous settlements that lined the gulch.

Million Dollar Painting
Million Dollar Painting

Today you can visit a saloon that holds a “million dollar” painting, view shops that literally have unboxed shoes from the late 1800’s, get your laugh on at the Brewery Follies brewery, and so much more. Come with our host Julie Mac as she guides you on a historical and entertaining tour of this National Historic Landmark.

Brewery Follies
Brewery Follies in Virginia City, Montana

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