The mission of the Garnet Preservation Association is to promote public awareness and appreciation of Montana history through the interpretation, preservation and stabilization of the Garnet Historic District.


The Garnet Preservation Association is a non-profit organization of concerned Montana citizens dedicated to protect and preserve Garnet Ghost Town for all with the partnership of the Bureau of Land Management. We work with the Bureau of Land Management to enhance the interpretation, education and stabilization at Garnet by applying for grants for various projects, co-sponsoring interpretive activities, assisting with oral history collection, and offering items for sale in the Visitor’s Center that have educational and interpretive value. We typically hire one person to work in the Visitor’s Center during the summer months. The Garnet Preservation Association is supported mostly by contributions from concerned people like you!

We obtain 100% of our operating funds each year from grants, memberships, donations, and the revenue from our visitor’s center store. All of this income goes directly back into the preservation, interpretation, and stabilization of Garnet, but we need your help to keep it going!

When to Visit

Garnet is open year-round, daily from 9:30am-4:30pm, however access is limited in the winter. Wheeled vehicles are allowed on the road from May 1 through December 15, depending on snow conditions. Please note that visitors in the spring and fall may want/need to park in the designated parking lots and ski or snowmobile to the town instead of driving on snow-bound roads. In winter, Garnet is only accessible by snowmobile and cross-country ski trip.


$3 a person over 16 years of age. The BLM uses entrance fees to help protect, preserve and interpret Garnet Ghost Town. Use your Membership Card for free entry.

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