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Fourth Ward School Museum

South C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0975
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Step back into time

Wonderful old school, one of a kind. Step back into time and feel what it must of been like for a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A must see if you are in the city.

This city is a throwback in time. If you are there, it is good to see what this school looked like... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
John R
Bayside, New York
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South C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0975
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful old school, one of a kind. Step back into time and feel what it must of been like for a teacher/student so long ago. Great self tour.

Thank TamiF1011
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This city is a throwback in time. If you are there, it is good to see what this school looked like during its time.

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 15 January 2017

What a beautiful school! And sooo much history! Every level is unique and has interesting stories. Everything was wood, floors, walls...everything! Just stunning

1  Thank themermaidrach
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It is worth the five dollar entrance fee to visit this old schoolhouse museum. There were several displays of pictures, photographs, and artifacts related to the history of the school, community, culture, and mining life of Virginia City. Our favorite display was the mining exhibit...More

1  Thank jim954
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We spent the day in Virginia City and felt this was the best place we visited. The museum is thorough in its coverage of VC history, building has been beautifully restored. Definitely worth $5 admission.

1  Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a must see if you are interested in history. As museums go, it's not huge, but it is the one best place to visit in Virginia City.

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop in town and well worth it. The restoration was beautifully done. So many interesting facts and relics. This was once a school for hundreds of kiddos and the last one still standing out of five. You must see this for...More

1  Thank Jerri K
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We toured this museum for 5 bucks entrance fee. I was really disappointed, not much to look at. The only thing that impressed me was the cool "view finder" type contraption that let you see inside different levels of the mine. Not worth the 10...More

Thank Rachael C
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This former schoolhouse has been made into a first rate museum of its own history and in the context of the local history. They are fortunate in the wealth of material they have in the form of photos and other documents, also furniture and the...More

Thank AlisonRyde
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is the first school built in Virginia City. It's a beautiful building. Restored and it has an original look. It stands out!

Thank Jaztgo
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Greg M
Does it cost money to tour or is it free?
21 May 2017|
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Response from themermaidrach | Reviewed this property |
Yes, however if you go to the visitors center first, you can purchase any tickets there for a discount!