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Fourth Ward School Museum

South C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
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Auburn, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This museum is a delight, especially the interactive classroom. the docent was very gracious and full of information. Just extremely well done. Make time to watch the video. It's pretty lengthy, but so well done!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

I was very eager to tour the Fourth Ward School Museum because I am an elementary school teacher. The first thing I did was sit in the authentic teacher's desk located inside one of the school's original classrooms. Each room is chock full of local as well as the school's history. The docent was kind and obviously very passionate about... More

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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Don't miss Fourth Ward School. Family friendly and cheap tour $5.OO adults....children $3. Everything is in it's original condition. Several rooms are available for you to walk through and look at. We were so happy to make time for it. Don't forget to ring the school bell on your way out.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fun to see what the classrooms were like back in the "old" days. Amazed that the building is as old as it is and looks so good.

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Rocklin, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is a must see when traveling to Virginia City. The school sits just on the edge of the main street. My husband and I loved the history of this school. You can journey through two floors of the school and it is jam packed with photos, history facts and objects from that time period. What we found really cool... More

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Sandy, Utah
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This museum is right on the main road just as you are entering the city. The history and information about the town, the mining boom, etc is great. A good museum.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I live in Sacramento, so the tour wasn't that much different from the schoolhouse I'd already seen, but the building and the workmanship are impressive. The guides are friendly but to the point of overly talkative. However, the diorama in the front room made this a 5 star experience. It gave such a great understanding of mining that I can't... More

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Dallas, Texas
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110 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Outstanding restoration of the building. It's one of the main structures you see on your ride in regardless of which way you come from. History is great then inside is as immaculate as the exterior. Well worth the trip to see it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My boyfriend and I decided to take a drive up to Virginia City from Tahoe on Labor Day. This school was the last stop before heading back to Tahoe and I'm SO glad we did so! Special thanks to the hostess for giving us 50% off since we made it before closing! The school feels like you are taking a... More

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San Diego
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My brother and I visited this museum on the advice of the Visitors Center in Carson City, and we are so glad we did. The structure is being restored to its former glory after having been left unoccupied and unused for 50 years. Wide range of historical exhibits including not only the school and its staff, but also displays on... More

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