Travel Back To The 1890s By Visiting Montana’s Very Own Ghost Town

1,000 people once called Garnet, MT home in the 1890s. Gold miners who were out of work in played-out mines in California and elsewhere flocked to this spot in western Montana for a chance at striking it rich. The town went up quickly and haphazardly, without much thought for permanence or culture. Among the hastily-constructed buildings were four stores, four hotels, a school, a butcher shop, a candy shop, a doctor’s office, and more to support this remote town.


Garnet is open year-round, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily during the summer and with reduced hours during the off-season. However, the road to the town is closed to wheeled traffic from January 1 to April 30. For more information on the ghost town, visit Admission is $3.

Have you visited Garnet? What’s your favorite ghost town in Montana?

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Address: Garnet Ghost Town, Drummond, MT 59832, USA