If you listen to the XL Morning Show, you know I'm a big fan of history, and that's why I'm very excited to be a part of the Extreme History Project's Bus Tours this summer! The first is a trip over to Virginia City on June 23rd to experience the historic gold mining town of Virginia City. I'll be one of your tour hosts and I can't wait to show you Virginia City like you've never seen it before!

Once the state capital of Montana Territory, Virginia City was the end of the Bozeman Trail in the 1860s. Its nearby goldfields were the attraction of thousands of easterners seeking their fortune in the West. Virginia City’s history is complete with many successes, failures, seedy and exciting characters.

Your tour will include a;

  • Personal walking tour of Virginia City
  • Visit to nearby Nevada City to enjoy living history and experience the time period of the era
  • Stop at Virginia City’s famous Boot Hill cemetery to visit the final resting place of some of the town’s most famous and infamous citizens

The drive from Bozeman to Virginia City will be enjoyed aboard a deluxe, state of the art, luxury motorcoach complete with restrooms, footrests, air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi. Walking is required for part of the tour but will be on level ground. Tour is recommended for ages 10-up.

COST: $95 per person/$85 For Extreme History Project Members. To register for the tour.

If you have questions about the tour, contact us at info@extremehistoryproject.org or call at 406-220-2678.

The tour will leave Bozeman at 9 a.m. from the parking lot directly behind the Gallatin History Museum and return at approximately 6 p.m.