History and charm in a vibrant enclave.

Welcome to Virginia City

Virginia City is an encapsulation of rich history combined with modern-day dynamism, nestled in the heart of Madison County, Montana. Steeped in historical significance, it's a community that's held onto its past, making it a living tribute to the resilience of the Old West. The town and its surrounding area, acclaimed as a National Historic Landmark District, attest to the preservation of its distinct heritage.
During summer, Virginia City morphs into a bustling hub, with its streets echoing the town's lively spirit. Come winter, the community embraces a peaceful calm, marking a stark yet captivating contrast to its summertime vigor. It's a unique blend of old and new, conventional and unconventional, creating an ambiance that is nothing short of enchanting.

What to Love

  • Pioneer Bar, pharmacy, and post office open year-round
  • Touristy summer
  • Exceptional access to outdoor activities
  • Historic buildings dating back to 1863
  • A community with polarizing charm

Local Lifestyle

Life in Virginia City is a symphony of the past meeting the present, best symbolized by its preserved buildings still in use, some of which date back to 1863. Each stone and timber tells tales of yesteryears, adding an irreplaceable depth to the local lifestyle. This ambiance of living history, coupled with modern conveniences, is the essence of Virginia City, lending an extraordinary quality to everyday life.

Dining and Entertainment

Pioneer Bar is the town's go-to for laid-back camaraderie. It serves an array of top-notch beverages complemented by a delectable food menu, encapsulating an ideal place for a fun night out.
The Wells Fargo Steakhouse and Eatery, another culinary gem, sets the stage for memorable dining experiences. With its cozy atmosphere, generous portions, and a well-crafted drinks list, it's a must-visit spot for those seeking a remarkable meal.
Don't miss Cousin's Candy Shop for a sweet detour, known for its wide array of delightful confectioneries. With a charming ambiance, it's a haven for both kids and adults alike.
The Montana Picture Gallery’s old-time photo studio offers a unique opportunity to step back in time, while the Stage Coach rides provide a thrilling and educational journey through the historic landscapes.

Things to Do

Virginia City offers a calendar of exciting events, with the Music Festival being a notable highlight. It's a melodic celebration that brings together residents and visitors, uniting them in their shared appreciation for diverse tunes under the clear Montana sky.
Another much-anticipated event is the Fourth of July fireworks. The spectacular pyrotechnic display lights up the night sky, making this annual celebration a mesmerizing spectacle that reflects the spirit and unity of this tight-knit community.


There's plenty to do around VIRGINIA CITY, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Nacho Mama's, Virginia City Creamery, and Cousin's Candy Shop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.58 miles 10 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.47 miles 21 reviews 4.5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.49 miles 12 reviews 4.2/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.54 miles 26 reviews 4.1/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.67 miles 26 reviews 4.1/5 stars
Dining 0.26 miles 1 review 5/5 stars

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