Montana Film Office

Montana Film Office • 301 South Park Ave Helena, MT 59620 • tel: 800.553.4563 • 406.841.2876 • fax: 406.841.2877 • montanafilm@mt.gov AFCI Member

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Virginia City / Nevada City

Area Contacts

Chamber:
Virginia City Chamber of Commerce
800.829.2969

Tourism:
Montana Heritage Commission
406.843.5247

Southwest Montana Tourism Region
406.846.1943
info@southwestmt.com

Town Government:
Town of Virginia City
406.843.5321
townofvc@3rivers.net

County Government:
Madison County
406.843.4270
clerkandrecorder@madisoncountymt.gov


Population

209


Elevation

5,804 ft.


About

Virginia City was born with the discovery of gold in Alder Gulch in 1863. A “boom town” of the post-Civil War era, Virginia City served as the Montana Territorial Capital for ten years, until the gold ran out. Just a mile away lies Nevada City, a western town created from a collection of buildings from other ghost towns. Both towns have been largely restored and preserved as they once stood, living examples of the real Old West. One hundred fifty buildings have been certified authentic by the Montana Historical Society. The majestic Madison River Valley, just west of Virginia City, features some of the world’s finest trout streams, as well as a beautiful mountain backdrop.


Credits

Features: Little Big Man, Missouri Breaks, Pony Express Rider, South by Northwest, Thousand Pieces of Gold

Television: Fox Family Channel, Frontier House, History of Vigilantism, Maryland Public Television, Restore America, Return To Lonesome Dove, T-Rex: A Dinosaur in Hollywood, Unsolved Mysteries

Commercials: Ameritech, Arby’s

Still Shoots: Marlboro Classic Clothing

Documentaries: An Enemy of the People, Ligeia, Nobody’s Girls


Special Locations

Alder Gulch Short Line Steam Railroad

Chinatown

Livery

Mechanical music machines in City Music Hall

Mining camp

Reproduction mining “boom town”

Saloon interiors

Vintage railroad cars and depot


Accommodations

Lodging

Food & Drink


Commercial Airport

Bert Mooney Airport (Butte)

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport


Media

Newspaper: The Madisonian

Radio

Local TV


Public Lands

Bureau of Land Management, Butte Field Office: 406.533.7600

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest: 406.683.3900

MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Region 3, Butte Area Resource Office:
406.494.1953


Safety & Security

Virginia City Rural Fire Department: 406.843.5321

MT Highway Patrol, District 3: 406.494.3233

Madison County Sheriff: 406.843.5301


Current Weather Conditions


Location Photos

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Montana Film Office • 301 South Park Ave Helena, MT 59620 • tel: 800.553.4563 • 406.841.2876 • fax: 406.841.2877 • montanafilm@mt.gov