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Fourth Ward School Museum

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Address: South C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: 775-847-0975
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great Tour Through History

This historic building, built in 1876, is well worth the stop and $5 (as of July 2015) entrance fee. The history of both the school building and Virginia City are well presented... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This historic building, built in 1876, is well worth the stop and $5 (as of July 2015) entrance fee. The history of both the school building and Virginia City are well presented as you tour throughout each room and floor. Each room is dedicated to a specific topic. The information is very interesting and flows nicely. Look forward to well... More 

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Antioch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very informative history- built for 1000 students at height of silver mining in 1880s lots of other local and state history of the time

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Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very well preserved piece of history, lots of things to see inside. Well worth a visit if you've got the time.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I would say that this is a very informative and well-put together museum that is housed in a VERY large old school! When I first heard of it, I thought "I don't really care about a school" - but I'm glad I went. There are displays that deal with the school as a school, but I would say it was... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very nice museum with good mining displays and school history information. Helpful staff and good exhibits. What a sharp and beautiful large building. We had our conference registration here and started our walking tour. Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown so you don't feel rushed or crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

What a great exhibit. This was one of several school houses built back in Virginia City's heyday. It remains completely intact, and is full of interesting tidbits from back in the day. Even includes a room devoted to Mark Twain, and the period of time he spent in Virginia City.

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Fourth Ward School is impressive and really gives you a sense of the magnitude of what Virginia City once was- a populous city of 25,000 and 1,000 school children! The think the main floor room with the desks was most interesting and I was happy to see it as it would have looked if I was a student there-... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

For us, this is one of our favorite buildings to see in Virginia City. The school was built in 1876 and graduated its last group of students in 1936. Today there is a museum at the school which includes seeing the school and other Virgnia City artifacts.

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Chester CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A must-visit at least once. A lot of the original furniture and fixtures are still here. The bell pull is still here and there's still a bell. This is an amazing museum. It's possible to get a feel for how the children of the area lived... most of them were children of miners, and if you look at the photographs... More 

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Possibly one of the best museums I've ever been in. My favorite part is all the names scribbled on the walls by the alumni. Some of who wrote their names more than once. Seeing all those signatures from the past is just amazing.

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Additional Information about Fourth Ward School Museum

Address: South C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: 775-847-0975
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Virginia City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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