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Piper's Opera House

12 North B Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0433
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Very grateful for the impromptu tour

We dropped in whilst visiting Virginia City following a recommendation from Ricky who works at the... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great example of an era opera house, and site of great performers

Virginia City was the only major cultural stop off between Chicago and San Francisco in the 1870s... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Larry G
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12 North B Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0433
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We dropped in whilst visiting Virginia City following a recommendation from Ricky who works at the opera house. Although we only intended having a drink at the bar, the lady who manages the premises took us on a tour of the upstairs theatre. What a...More

Thank Steval75
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Virginia City was the only major cultural stop off between Chicago and San Francisco in the 1870s. The town was filled with millionaires and well paid miners looking for entertainment. All of the big names of the day performed here: Lilly Langtry, Al Jolson, and...More

Thank Larry G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

My wife and I have visited this Opera House several times, and have enjoyed our visits. The floor has railroad springs under it, and this allows the floor to have a sponge feel when walking on it. The opera house held many dances, and the...More

Thank LMotto
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I love Christmas concerts. The staff at the bar talked loudly through the entire concert and it was very rude to those of us we paid for the concert. They continued talking adter we asked them to be quiet. I would not recommend the opera...More

Thank Connie H
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I visited the Opera House years ago during a renovation, and was fortunate enough to be able to attend a recent Victorian-era, Steampunk-themed ball here! What a treat! If I lived in the vicinity I would seriously consider having my wedding here! It's absolutely gorgeous,...More

1  Thank Lindseyrhea
Reviewed 1 October 2016

My son and daughter in law held their wedding reception at Piper's. This beautiful venue with all it's history was the perfect place for a reception. There was plenty of room for tables to accommodate all their guests and the stage was the perfect place...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 23 August 2016

While walking around Virginia City came across this building. What a history this building has. If only it could talk. It is definitely worth a stop. There is also "The Old Corner Bar" in this building. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit to both these locations.

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 9 July 2016

It's a very interesting and informative stop., lots of history, and you really can't miss the beautiful building right in town. There is also an inside tour.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 8 June 2016

The staff was especially nice. They were kind and gave me a wonderful tour. I took many pictures and really enjoyed the tour. I did receive more than I bargained for. I am especially honored that they took the time to show me around. I...More

Thank 777rocky
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

What a great tour and a beautiful building! Was able to visit this great old building and take a neat tour from some really knowledgeable guides.

1  Thank Chiefly1
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12 April 2017|
Response from crookedhouse | Property representative |
Greetings Piper's is accessible through the main doors and an elevator will take you to the main floor.