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Fourth Ward School Museum

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Address: South C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
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+1 775-847-0975
10:00 - 17:00
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A must see if you are in the city.

This city is a throwback in time. If you are there, it is good to see what this school looked like during its time.

Reviewed 10 February 2017
John R
Bayside, New York
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Bayside, New York
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28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This city is a throwback in time. If you are there, it is good to see what this school looked like during its time.

Thank John R
Martinez, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

What a beautiful school! And sooo much history! Every level is unique and has interesting stories. Everything was wood, floors, walls...everything! Just stunning

Thank themermaidrach
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 

1 Thank jim954
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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

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