Virginia City — It’s not big, and it won’t take you long to see what there is to see, but what impressed me about Virginia City, MT is that it’s not really a tourist trap. This gold-rush ghost town has a large collections of period buildings, many of which were moved there from other places. That said, they weren’t turned into cheezy t-shirt and gift shops. Sure, there are a few buildings like that, but most of the them are set up with period interiors. The best part — it’s all free. Step inside the doorways and you’ll see an old dry goods store, barber shop, newspaper, or dress shop.
I hope you enjoy the pictures. But before I show you Virginia City, here’s a shot from Nevada City, which is less than one mile away. One of the great things about a truck camper for a road trip is that you can park almost anywhere. Here’s my truck in front of the Star Bakery. If you ever pass through Nevada City, stop and try the cinnamon rolls. They’re perfect. Not very sweet, and very soft. The locals seem to eat here.
As you can see, the Virginia City isn’t very large.
Here are some example of what you’ll see when you step inside a doorway.
Here’s a peek at the other side of the street.