Granite Ghost Town State Park
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Historical mining town. Take the self guided Ghost walk and learn about the silver mining that served as the economic spark, giving Philipsburg its start.
"Hector Horton first discovered silver in the general area in 1865. In the autumn of 1872 the Granite mine was discovered by a prospector named Holland. The mine was relocated in 1875. This is one of the best of all ghost camps. This was the richest silver mine on the earth, and it might never have…
Granite Montana was once the richest silver mine on earth, and had as many as 3,000 residents in the late 1800s. It is now completely uninhabited, but visitors are free to walk around the remaining structures and mine. It's a 5-mile drive from Philipsburg on a rough road, and a high-clearance…