Self Guided Tours
Self-guided tours allow visitors to spend as much time as they wish at each building. Using a self-guided tour pamphlet, available at the park, visitors learn the historical significance of hotels, business structures, and family homes.
Self-guided tours can be taken any time during the park’s operating hours, year round.
Self-guided tour pamphlets are free to use while you’re in the park. If you decide that you would like to keep the book as a souvenir, the cost is $2.00.
If you would like us to send you a self-guided tour pamphlet, please call us at (406) 834-3413 with your Visa or MasterCard number. We would be happy to take your order over the phone.
Guided tours will enhance your experience of Bannack and will allow you to ask questions as you think of them. Listen to stories that no self-guided tour book could tell. There are two different tours; town tours and mill tours.
Town tours last about an hour. Visitors get to go behind locked doors and hear stories of outlaws vs. lawmen, townspeople, school children, and historical happenings. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, this tour leaves from the Visitor Center at 2:00pm on weekdays (Monday through Friday), and at 10:30am and 2:00pm on weekends (times may vary depending on events and staff availability).
Mill tours take about 50 minutes. Visitors on the tour are allowed in an otherwise restricted area, the Hendricks Mill. Learn about the variety of techniques used in mining. This tour is technical enough for geologists and miners and yet interesting enough for the common folk. The tour leaves from the Visitor Center at 12:00 noon and transports you in a 1931 Model AA Ford Truck to the site. This tour is available on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months, or by appointment. A $4 per person fee applies for this special tour.
Guided tours are offered from Memorial Day through Labor Day.