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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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Once a School (1876-1936); Now An Interesting Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Fremont, California
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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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Travellee3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It is amazing to think that this beautiful and large building was built for this boomtown. The exhibits within were from good to not so great but the building itself made the visit worthwhile. You get some amazing views from the upper floor windows and the wood used throughout the building is beautiful.

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I was slightly disappointed of how they renovated the old school house, the floors in some places were level ,back in the 1800's those wooden floors you could hear the creaks and and wooden desks seemed nailed to the floors, which I don't ever recall that before, leaving the Old School house mean't to be "Old not New".

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Unfortunately the weekend we drove to Virginia City, there was a HUGE motorcycle rally, thousands. And absolutely no place to park a car anywhere, could hardly even drive a car down a street. After a hour of "TRYING" to find a place to park we left. The desk clerk at our hotel that night in Carson City said weekends are... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Fourth Ward School Museum is one of the tallest and last building on the south end of Virginia City, NV. Drive past all the quaint shops and saloons to find the history of the area in this excellent restoration of an 1800's school house. The exhibits tell the story of silver mining (the Comstock Lode) and the population explosion... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

After an entire day in Virginia City where I had not found any really good historical museum (most of the stores on Main street claim to be one, but his does not count), I have great expectations for the Fourth Ward School and Museum. Unfortunately, it disappoints me as well: Behind an architecturally impressive facade I find too much political... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had to go see this as my friend is a teacher and I was pleasantly surprised. The docents were helpful and there was more of the history of the area than I expected.

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Medford, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

was interesting though I do think the building is haunted as I heard voices upstairs in one of the rooms, my family was the only visitor there. The voices were male and the volunteer was female.We also heard the piano in one room play a couple notes when nobody was in the room with it.

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