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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
Melanie S
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English first
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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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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 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
145 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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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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324 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
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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96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 

Thank Highlander022
Henderson, United States
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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.

Thank Kevin O
Centennial, Colorado
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284 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 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 

Thank World-wander-woman
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58 reviews
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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.

Thank bluebuggy
San Carlos, California
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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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