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Dillon, Montana: Bannack Ghost Town: Ghosts and Gallows Team Field Report

Bannack State Park

4200 Bannack Rd, Dillon, MT
From the town of Dillion drive south 2.5 miles on I-15. Take exit 59 toward Jackson/Wisdom. Drive west on Hwy 278 for 17 miles. At the brown sign for Bannack State Park, turn left onto Bannack Bench Rd. Drive south three miles. Turn left onto Bannack Rd. Drive one mile to Bannack. The gallows will be on the left, up the gulch behind Skinners Saloon. Note: temperatures in winter can drop far, far below zero.
May-Oct. 8 am - dusk; off-season 8 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Out of state car fee.
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Bannack Ghost Town.

Bannack Ghost Town: Ghosts and Gallows

Perversely, hangin' Sheriff Henry Plummer was one of only five men hanged from the town gallows. Ghost town includes graves, old church, saloon, Masonic lodge, over 60 buildings. Report... [01/20/2016]

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Bannack Ghost Town: Ghosts and Gallows

It was the first town in Montana; the buildings are authentic and intact. It is kept up well. You really get the feeling of being sent back in time to the 1860s. The gallows still stand, the Meade Hotel, school house, the jail, and more. Beautiful scenery.

[Roberta, 10/06/2023]

Old Bannack school house.

Ghost Town of Bannack

Bannack is a great stop, off the beaten path. Very original.

[Stan, 01/20/2016]

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