(Dillon, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites the public to walk with the spirits of the past with a Ghost Walk at Bannack State Park on October 27th and 28th at 7pm and 9pm, each night.
This Halloween season, treat the family to some wholesome scares with a Ghost Walk in Montana’s first territorial capital, now known as Bannack State Park. Everybody loves a good ghost story, and Montana has plenty. Walk back in time to territorial Montana and watch as the ghosts of Henry Plummer, Joe Pizanthus, Cyrus Skinner, Doctor Glick, and Mattie Silks return from the grave to give their version of history and bear witness to the harsh realities of frontier life.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and reservations are required. Each tour accommodates 100 people. The ghost walks are family friendly, but recommended for ages 6 and up. Families are encouraged to leave pets at home.
For those who want to keep the ghost stories going around the campfire after the walk, Bannack State Park has two well-maintained campgrounds just a short walk from the main gate of the ghost town. Campsites are available for $14 for Montana residents and $24 for non-residents.
For reservations or more information, please call the park office at (406) 834-3413.
What: Bannack Ghost Walks
When: Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th at 7pm and 9pm
Where: Bannack State Park, 721 Bannack Rd, Dillon, MT
Bannack State Park, located near Dillion, MT., is a National Historic Landmark and the site of Montana’s first major gold discovery on July 28, 1862. This strike set off a massive gold rush that swelled Bannack’s population to over 3,000 by 1863. As the value of gold steadily dwindled, Bannack’s bustling population was slowly lost. Today, over 50 original buildings line Main Street and their historic log and frame structures recall Montana’s formative years.
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