The crew and cast of Frontier House spent most of 2001 in Montana filming the series in which three modern day families time-travel back to live as they would have on the 1883 Rocky Mountain frontier. Composed of seven adults and six children, these adventurous families resided in 'Frontier Valley', an isolated mountain location in south central Montana. Reliving an era coincident with the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the Montana Territory, they endured the hardships and privations of pioneer life for six months.
Nevada City was used as a training site for the three families as they transitioned back in time, learning the basics: animal husbandry, wood stove cooking, gardening, carpentry, and the other skills needed to survive 118 years ago. Nevada City also provided the models for the three log cabins used by the families in their frontier location. Visitors can look forward to seeing items from the series such as wood burning stoves, cooking utensils, axes, gas lamps, and more
The Montana Heritage Commission has contracted with the producers of 'The Frontier House' to acquire the artifacts used in filming this three-part series. The entire contents of the families' three log cabins will be exhibited in similar Nevada City cabins.
Directions: The Frontier House Museum is located in Nevada City adjacent to Virginia City. South of Whitehall on Highway 287 between Ennis and Sheridan, Montana.
Frontier House Museum
, Virginia City, MT 59755
- Pay Telephone
- Public Restroom