Silver City Historical Area

Ghost / Mining Towns in Silver City
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Silver City, Idaho is one of the few old mining towns that has not burned down or become commercialized. Rugged and picturesque, the 8,000 feet-high Owyhee Mountains surround Silver City which sits at an elevation of 6,200 feet. Visiting the town is like taking a step back in time. One of the main buildings, the Idaho Hotel stands as it did 100 years ago with the addition of just a few modern amenities. This history-filled town has about seventy-five structures that date from the 1860’s to the early 1900’s, each stirring the imagination and begging to be photographed.

Silver City Historical Area

Things To Know

  • When exploring Idaho ghost towns and historic locations, consider bringing water, snacks, lip balm, sunscreen, a camera and a first aid kit.