Since the state was settled by pioneers, gold miners, and railroad builders, there are ghost towns all over Montana. Some of the most popular ghost towns in Montana are Bannack State Historic Park, Virginia City, and Nevada City.
Visiting ghost towns is a great opportunity for the whole family to learn some Montana state history. These little towns stand as living museums of history. You can learn about life in the 1800s before Montana was a state. At Bannack you can even see the inside of an old schoolhouse and imagine what it must have been like to be a kid back then. It’s a truly immersive experience that the whole family will love.