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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Just stood there imagining the place full of children

A gorgeous building overlooking the valley. Tons of information inside. Kids can dress up and you can sit at one of the old desks. A good stop during a VC visit. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
San Diego
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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A gorgeous building overlooking the valley. Tons of information inside. Kids can dress up and you can sit at one of the old desks. A good stop during a VC visit. I recommend

Thank email4saundra
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148 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

School is very well kept. We Just drove past. We weren't able to go inside as the school was closed.

Thank Virginia H
Reno, Nevada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

After many years of visiting Virginia City (been living in the Reno/Tahoe area since 1992), this was my first time to tour the Fourth Ward School. Very interesting facility! The kids even enjoyed it, and could sit in desks once occupied by children in the 1800's, and even dress up in period clothes. As with most Virginia City attractions, access... More 

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73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Very well preserved museum. Lots of history. Interesting. Well worth the money. I recommend it to any one who loves history.

Thank Wysnowbird
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20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Are you ready for school? A very interesting place to visit. All kinds of history about the towns history can be viewed here as well as what the children learned. A must see.

Thank Melanie S
Tucson, Arizona
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209 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great sweet lady met us at entry and gave us lots of background about the school. Tour was only $5 each and so interesting to wander the rooms and look at exhibits. Highly recommended.

Thank Bobkatevan
San Jose, California
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238 reviews
146 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I never was a good student but did enjoy visiting this school. The displays were well done. It really gave you a good view of the lifestyle of that place and era.

Thank Chris T
Long Beach, California
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Our three kids enjoyed the museum. Museum has an old school room set up like it had been a century ago. The rest of the museum focuses on mining and the history of Virginia City. We spent almost an hour there. Worth the visit - a good introduction before heading into town. They let our kids ring the school bell.

Thank JC_Cheese_25
Sugar Land, Texas
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350 reviews
174 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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 

Thank Dianne W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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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