The annual Living History event at Bannack State Park will be held typically the third Full weekend in September.


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 10am until 5pm Thursday through Saturday and 10 to 3 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 by Montana History “Live” Inc. in cooperation with Montana State Parks.

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 prior to the third full weekend in September 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 who have paid their park fees through their vehicle registrations. Out of state vehicles pay a $6.00 park entrance fee. State Park Pass holders (free).

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

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