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Mackay Mansion

291 South D Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0156
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Home with a View and Mine

Enter into the front parlor and there is a safe behind a false door. Next door is a sitting room... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Perkadventures
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Banning, Ca
road trip

This is a "must see" house with a RICH history, which our tour guide was great at passing along to... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
871wesr
,
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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At the Mackay Mansion Museum, we offer a unique site to Virginia City, NV. Inside the mansion we have original fixtures such as: chandeliers, carpet, desks, wallpaper, medallions, and more! We also off a large piece of property with two vast lawns along with large quantities of fruit and flower bearing flora. We also have a wedding arch for ceremonies and a patio that has a 100 mile view into eastern Nevada. We are open for tours 7 days a week and are open to all kinds of private events. Give us a call for details.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dining room” (4 reviews)
“tour guide” (10 reviews)
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291 South D Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
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+1 775-847-0156
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"dining room"
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"william randolph"
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"tour guide"
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"old house"
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"johnny depp"
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"period furniture"
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"nice home"
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"main level"
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"beautiful antiques"
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"rich history"
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"lots of history"
in 6 reviews
"hard life"
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"small fee"
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"mining boom"
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"their lives"
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"paranormal activity"
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"mark twain"
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Enter into the front parlor and there is a safe behind a false door. Next door is a sitting room with a silverplated mirror. This all explained and then you proceed up the steep staircase to see rest of the house. We worth your time...More

1  Thank Perkadventures
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This is a "must see" house with a RICH history, which our tour guide was great at passing along to us. After getting a fully guided tour of the main level we could take our time and look around the other parts of the house...More

2  Thank 871wesr
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the Mackay Mansion and loved it. Dawn was an excellent tour guide. She was so excited to share all her knowledge which made for a very enjoyable. It is a beautiful mansion and well worth it.

1  Thank Grandmadh10
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This location is full of history and paranormal activity...the staff is absolutely fantastic, the mansion is beautiful. I highly recommend this as a stop. #smalltownamerica #haunted

2  Thank the12thmanseattle
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed seeing this old house. It is full of antique furniture, toys, original carpet and wallpaper, a very cool old bathroom, etc. Be sure to go when they are open.....off season is a little tricky. Would recommend.

1  Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Historic mansion and fascinating tour. Nice example of living history in Virginia City. Millionaires row and a nice example of how weath was spread between the mine owners and of course a smaller share paid to those who worked the mines.

Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

A beautiful old house with a good history tour about mining in Virginia City. Walk where U. S. Grant walked. And enjoy the super antique furnishings. This house also has beautiful views.

1  Thank ManitouExpert
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Very good tour lots and lots of history! Excellent tour guide, lots of intreesting information, lots of money there!!

Thank jaimepv69
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in with my hubby to enjoy the architecture, learn about the town and my hubby wanted to see a ghost. The place was beautiful and actively being restored. The lady that gave us the back story was so sweet and seemed like she really...More

2  Thank Tanmansmom
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

The interior of the home remains as it was 150years ago with authentic furnishings. The guide related some haunting episodes which enhanced the tour.

1  Thank kathy321nj
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Rose Mary H
11 August 2017|
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Response from connorbills924 | Property representative |
6$ for people over 12 yrs. kids 5-11yrs 4$ and under 5 yrs is free.
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Elise B
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.
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