Virginia City, Montana was just a short drive from where we were staying in Ennis. Virginia City was founded in 1863 when gold was found in Alder Creek. The site is now a National Historic Landmark. We used a self guided walking tour map to see almost 80 historical buildings and sites and thousands of artifacts. Everything was pretty close together so it was an easy walk. Definitely take the car up to see the cemeteries as they are quite a hike uphill. The view from the Boot Hill Cemetery is spectacular!