School Groups

School Groups are more than welcome to come and explore the rich history at Bannack. Six activities are available for school groups:

  • History Search – Students are sent on a search of the history of Bannack. The goal is to get all the right information. This is an interactive way to involve students in history.
  • Gold Panning – Students pan for gold in our pay dirt. All supplies are provided.
  • Cemetery Activity – An interactive way for students to learn about ancestry and those who lived in Bannack.
  • Town Tours – Guided tours take students behind locked doors. Students get to learn about the stories of the miners and frontiersmen first hand.
  • Mill Tours – Tour the historic gold mill and learn about the cyanide and floatation process used in extracting gold and other precious medals.
  • Fur and Skull Interpretation – This program is intended to teach students about animals through the use of furs (hides) and skulls.The materials discussed are based on the inventory at the Bannack State Park Office.

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Please note that there MUST be one chaperone per twelve students. No exceptions.

To plan a field trip to Bannack State Park Call: (406) 834-3413 or Email:

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Large Tour Groups
Large Tour Groups please contact the park before your arrival date to ensure that you have the best possible visit. You may call (406) 834-3413 to make a reservation.