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Fourth Ward School Museum

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Address: South C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: +1 775-847-0975
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Best VC activity

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
Kathy R
Columbus, Ohio
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 that allowed you to look through various viewfinders to see model depictions of the different... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

Thank Kathy R
Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 yourself.

Thank Jerri K
Boise, Idaho, United States
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42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 bucks to get in.

Thank Rachael C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 like. Very informative and enjoyable!

Thank AlisonRyde
Inglewood, California
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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
Alamo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stopped here as the first stop in town , there is alot of neat things to see inside the school ! how the classrooms and desks were, antique furnishings galore , lots of neat artifacts to be seen !

1 Thank SoberMike
Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This scholastic museum has an entrance fee of $5. It is well worth the cost. Step back into time with a visit to a historic classroom, a printers room and mining exhibit. This is a very informative tour. Active duty military is FREE.

Thank SoCalOregonian
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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253 reviews
121 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My wife and I enjoyed our visit. I don't think it is for everybody but we found it to be interesting and worth a short stop and visit. Luckily we visited on a quiet weekday so we were able to park right in front of the museum.

1 Thank kanbaatar

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