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The Way It Was Museum

113 S C St, Virginia City, NV 89440-9800
+1 775-847-0766
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small, but nice exhibit of the mining period lifestyle

The museum is not large, but gives you a taste of the lifestyle in the mining era. Displays of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Larry G

For $3, it was worth the 35 minutes or so to learn the history of the area and some buildings... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lori F
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113 S C St, Virginia City, NV 89440-9800
+1 775-847-0766
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is not large, but gives you a taste of the lifestyle in the mining era. Displays of medicine bottles, mining equipment, pump organ, and other items. They show a running video series covering different aspects of western life. I bought a Morgan silver...More

Thank Larry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For $3, it was worth the 35 minutes or so to learn the history of the area and some buildings. There are a few short films and lots of pictures and some artifacts

Thank Lori F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is aptly named and well worth the time and small Investment. The history of mining in the area was well represented in old equipment and photos. The character of the town during the boom years and after was made clear. As retired baby...More

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is located down toward the bottom of C street as you enter town from the direction of Reno. There is a slight charge for admission but worth it. Outside around the building are old mining relics including a safe, mining tools and lots...More

Thank casinoguymichigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was neat but not anything to write home about. Staff was very friendly, however, and there were some interesting displays.

Thank jenlan23
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had to do something that was touristy in Virginia City...and this was about what we expected it to be. Not really very good. There were several videos playing, which had some interesting historical information on Virginia City, but the video quality was awful. They...More

Thank LauraG050
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Such a cool place, and so much stuff it definitely deserves more than one visit. I'm a history buff so it was a must see for me! Make sure to have a good hour to wander around and see it all.

Thank grvygirl83
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This museum is very interesting and only $3 at the time we were there. The relics of past are all here and is a worthwhile stop.

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It was an interesting museum. It's definitely worth the time and money to visit while in Virginia City.

Thank Catgirl_12
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a large museum, with a lot of historical artifacts in relation to life in Virginia City during the Gold Rush. We spent a good hour looking at all of the displays, and watching a short film.

Thank Truth_b_Told_OC
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