film in Virginia City, Mt

Virginia City, Montana was the second territorial capital of Montana. The gold rush drew thousands to the area and many struck it rich along the banks of Alder Gulch. Today, the community is considered a “living” ghost town which has appealed to a variety of film productions.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the community shines, offering living history every week, a variety of events, live performances, and charming storefronts. Virginia City offers so much more. There are over 150 structures in Montana’s Virginia and Nevada cities that can be sealed off from the public that date back to 1860-1875. In addition, the community’s trove of Americana Artifacts could be just what you are missing. Virginia City has served as a filming location for decades, more recently, “Any Bullet Will Do” (2015) and the “Ballad of Lefty Brown” (2017) were filmed in the community. Virginia City is excited to welcome you and your production team to the community.

Population: 169 | County: Madison | Elevation: 5,804
Latitude: 45.294 | Longitude: -111.945


High (°F)Low (°F)Rain
January35°13°3 days
February38°15°3 days
March45°21°4 days
April53°28°6 days
May63°36°9 days
June72°43°8 days
July81°49°6 days
August80°47°6 days
September70°39°4 days
October58°30°4 days
November42°20°4 days
December34°13°4 days

Local Information

Visitor/Business Info



Closest airports are Butte’s Bert Mooney Airport or Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.

Hospital & Medical

Madison Valley Medical Center
305 N. Main
Ennis MT

Fire & Safety

Virginia City Volunteer Fire Department
316 E Wallace St
Virginia City, MT 59755

Madison County Sheriff’s Office
5 Placer Loop
Virginia City, MT 59755

contact for film inquiries

Montana Heritage Commission
Marge Antolik