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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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Huge school for 1000 students

This is a four story school that was build for 1000 students when the town was booming due to the gold and silver mines. A beautiful school built on granite and was the first to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Sugar Land, Texas
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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a four story school that was build for 1000 students when the town was booming due to the gold and silver mines. A beautiful school built on granite and was the first to have indoor plumbing and drinking fountains on each floor. The last class graduated in 1936. A wonderful example of what money bought in the 1800s... More 

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is not just about a school but the wider history of Virginia City and the surrounding area. There are lots of interesting and a few amusing pieces relating to those who grew up through this school but also interesting exhibits to let you learn more about what made live Virginia City over the years. With lots to see... More 

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Henderson, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and historical. Much good information and very nice reception. My only negative comment would be that some of the information was helter skelter.

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Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

They charge five dollars per person and they tell you they have two floors. They do have two floors but the second floor is almost all empty. I have been to much better museums and paid half the price. When you first enter the museum and you look off to the right where you buy your ticket that's probably the... More 

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AUSTIN
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very well done exhibits of school and area history. We particularly enjoyed the schoolhouse pictures from 1900s. Mining equipment from gold rush days was fascinating. A rough life in a 100 degree mine.

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San Carlos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were visiting Virginia City and came to the Fourth Ward School Museum, a museum preserving the history of schoolchildren in Virginia City. The museum has two stories of rooms with displays, and on both stories you can learn about different things. On the first floor, there is a historic classroom, with a chalkboard, old maps, and a dunce cap.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Interesting and worth the walk uphill to see. The schoolroom is furnished as it was in the early 1900s. Take a look at the blackboards and desks, and check out sample tests and other items from the day. There are recordings of former students' remembrances of life at the school. Beyond the schoolroom are other rooms featuring Virginia City history,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Visited with preteen children. The school is well kept with much history. You feel like you took a step back in time. Black boards, desks, dunce hat, videos, artifacts, pictures, recordings of elderly who once attended the school, printing press, mining artifacts, and much more. You can ring the bell in the way out.

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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We felt that this museum was really well done. It captured the history of the school and the surrounding area. The school is beautiful. Pay close attention when going up the stairs to the very well worn path up and down the stairs. The "great room" on the 2nd level was excellent where you have nice views of the valley.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The $5 fee was well spent. Besides information about the school there is good information about the mining history. We only wished the ticket lady had better information about her town.

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