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Mackay Mansion

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Address: 129 South D Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: +1 775-826-3934
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HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVED

Step inside to see how the upper crust lived In the late 1800's. This museum showcases a rich history of the past. The grounds will also host weddings, reunions, holiday parties.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
SoCalOregonian
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Murrieta, California
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Reno, Nevada
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank para4uresearch
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 an awesome piece of curved carved wood. The second floor is self tour and has... More 

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Oakdale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 get orbs or faces or ghostly figures in your pictures. Though I didn't get anything... More 

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Grand Terrace, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This mansion is very beautiful. We took the tour and it was very informative. We saw the place where Mark Twain and General Grant had dinner. Oh did I tell you it is Haunted??

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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

When you stop by Virginia City you must take a tour of the Mackey Mansion. Our tour guide was Nick and he had a lot of great stories and he shared many very interesting historical facts. The mansion was like stepping back in time. It had all the rooms beautifully furnished with original home furnishings of the 1800s. It was... More 

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Step inside to see how the upper crust lived In the late 1800's. This museum showcases a rich history of the past. The grounds will also host weddings, reunions, holiday parties.

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Thank SoCalOregonian
Mission Viejo, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

It sure was interesting to see and then to find out it was built by William Randolph Hearst's father made it even more interesting. The guide was delightful and knowledgeable.

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Thank Kerisue D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

If your in Virginia City you must stop and tour the Mackay Mansion. It's almost like it has just been frozen in time. It's $5 well spent if you like history. They do a great job telling you about the mansion, it's owners, and the local history. All of the rooms are furnished with original to the home furnishings that... More 

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Porterville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is worth seeing, lots of history here, the home is original and beautiful, beautiful piece of history . The are quite a few stairs.

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