The Charming Montana General Store That’s Been Open Since The Civil War Days

Several decades before Montana achieved statehood, the Civil War was being waged between our northern and southern states. And while the Montana Territory had little to do with said war, our early settlers were exploring, working, and building lives here in what is now the Treasure State. Rank’s Mercantile has been around since those days, making it the oldest continually operated general store in Montana.

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Address: 211 Wallace St, Virginia City, MT 59755, USA