The annual Living History event at Bannack State Park will be held September 14 – 17, 2017.


Bannack State Park would like to give teachers and educators notice of a field trip opportunity coming this coming fall. The activities will run from 9am until 5pm Thursday through Saturday and 9 to 2 Sunday. Relive the excitement of the Gold Rush era in Montana.

This four day event will depict the first 20 years of Bannack’s history. Demonstrations are historically researched, and accurately portrayed under the direction of Living History experts Mark and Sharon Brown.

Bannack’s Living History Program uses exhibits and artifacts to help you experience what it was like to live where the Montana Gold Rush began. See an 1862 placer mining camp, blacksmithing, general store, school house, saloon, boarding house, butcher shop, Sunday service in the old church, and more historically accurate depictions of life in the early years of Bannack. Discover what the old west was really like.

Thursday and Friday September 15 and 16 are excellent days to schedule a school trip.

Reservations are required for schools so please call to arrange a time for your school to participate. This event is free to Montana residents.

Out of state vehicles pay a $6.00 park entrance fee.

For more information and to schedule a school visit please call the park at 406-834-3413.

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