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Mackay Mansion

129 South D Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-826-3934
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Mine owners luxerious house

This house was the office of one of the mine companies (Consolidated) and home of John Mackay... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Larry G
Wonderful 19th Century Story

This home housed the birthplace of the Bonanza Mine and the Comstock Load. Hearst, Mackay, Fair and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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129 South D Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-826-3934
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This house was the office of one of the mine companies (Consolidated) and home of John Mackay. William Randolph Hearst's dad (George) made lots of money here, but sold out before the BIG discovery of silver and gold deposits.) Mackay was one of the "Silver...More

Thank Larry G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This home housed the birthplace of the Bonanza Mine and the Comstock Load. Hearst, Mackay, Fair and all the key players who made Virginia City "the richest town on Earth" lived or met in this home.

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

I've only been in the MacKay Mansion for paranormal investigations and I personally love the home for history and charm. I was told much of the furniture is original and the way it is decorated, you can almost get a visual or the people living...More

Thank AJ S
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We loved the docent's descriptions of the past owners and occupants of the house in the nineteenth century and their lives. The house is well set up with an impressive amount of genuine period furniture and artifacts. It's very interesting to see how life was...More

Thank 0591TimS
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Mackay was one of the richest mine owners during Virginia City's boom times. The tour of his mansion is short but worth the time and money (it's not that much--I think it was about $5 per person). It's fascinating to see such luxury in a...More

1  Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The lady, oh gosh I feel bad I forgot her nam, but was just a sweet heart!!!!! We came the day Zak and his crew from ghost adventures filmed their episode that aired in the fall. This house is so cute! So much history! So...More

1  Thank themermaidrach
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a great place to tour and look at. We were able to look around on our own and take pictures.

1  Thank Lori K
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Ms Dawn is the most friendly lady to ever experience. She loves the mansion and can answer every question. You'll love the tour.

1  Thank para4uresearch
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Toured with Dawn who gave us a comprehensive history of the house that was owned by the richest people in the late 1800's and 1900s in the town. The house is filled with the actual furniture or period furniture of the era. The bannister is...More

1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much Dawn for a fabulous day and informational history. The tour was self guided to take as long as you wanted. Pictures were encouraged, a d a bit of helpful info...take them in 3s....same photo, 3xs. That way you see if you...More

2  Thank sism74
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Elise B
The price to take the tour
25 August 2015|
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Response from SteveDebSanDiego | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember cost, but wasn't much. It's a short tour. Just gives you more of the flavor of the area more than anything else.