Frequently Asked Questions

about Virginia City Montana.

1. When is Virginia City/Nevada City open?

The Short Answer

The 'Season' is from Memorial Day (last Monday in May) until Labor Day (first Monday in September).

The Long Answer

Virginia City is the County Seat of Madison County Montana. It is open all year-round. The tourist businesses follow the season but local businesses are open all year long. Most use reduced hours or fewer days when they are open.

2. What is the schedule for the train?

The Short Answer

The train runs during the 'Season' every hour starting at the Virginia City Depot from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. It returns from Nevada City on the half-hour from 10:30 AM until 4:30 PM.

The train does not run during inclement weather!

The Long Answer

The train is stored in the Engine House in Nevada City. The engineer services the engine in the morning and then inspects the tracks up to Virginia City. The last run is at 5:00 PM from Virginia City so the train can be stored back in the engine house.

The train does not run during inclement weather!

Virginia City Nevada City
10:00 AM 10:30 AM
11:00 AM 11:30 AM
12:00 PM 12:30 PM
01:00 PM 01:30 PM
02:00 PM 02:30 PM
03:00 PM 03:30 PM
04:00 PM 04:30 PM
05:00 PM