Bannack State Park

Reaped in history, the town of Bannack was the first territorial capital of Montana.

Bannack State Park is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Visitor center hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week May through September. The park is free for Montanans. The park fee for out-of-state vehicles is $6 per vehicle. For details on the scheduled events listed below, call 406-834-3413.

Bannack Days

This fun-packed event takes place July 20-21. It is a wonderful time for the whole family to visit Bannack and celebrate pioneer life and Bannack's glory days. Call 406-834-3413 or visit bannack.org for updated schedules.

Living History Weekend

Relive the excitement of the Gold Rush era in Montana at the annual Living History Weekend at Bannack State Park Sept. 19-22. The three-day event will depict the first 20 years of Bannack’s history.

Bannack Ghost Walks

Do you want to have a “haunting” good time? This year’s ghost walks will be Oct. 25-26. (Call ahead for the exact dates). The Bannack Ghost Walks are live re-enactments of significant events throughout the history of Bannack.


Self-guided tours are offered year-round. Booklets are provided. Guided tours are available during the summer months and by special request.

Gold panning: Available during the summer months.

Saturdays in the Park: Every Saturday during summer months, a special program is held. The varied events might include music, star-gazing, poetry or lecture/demonstrations.

Camping: Spend the night near the ghost town. Camping is available year-round.

Subscribe to Daily Headlines

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Load comments