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Fourth Ward School Museum

South C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
775-847-0975
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Houston, Texas
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155 reviews 155 reviews
57 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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470 reviews 470 reviews
200 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Reading, Pennsylvania
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255 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

As a teacher, I knew I had to see this museum, which is in an old school. They have some really great exhibits on what education was like and also on other topics of interest to the area. The schoolroom was my favorite. Kids especially would like that part.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Thought this would just be a 30minute or so tour but kept us interested for over 2 hours. Not only showing history of the school but also a fascinating history of the mining industry of Virginia City. Really enjoyed it...do not miss it!

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South Lake Tahoe, Ca
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We didn't expect to spend 2 hours there! It was a very interesting building with great exhibits. It was $5 per person and my teenagers actually loved it.

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Auburn, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This museum is a delight, especially the interactive classroom. the docent was very gracious and full of information. Just extremely well done. Make time to watch the video. It's pretty lengthy, but so well done!

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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

I was very eager to tour the Fourth Ward School Museum because I am an elementary school teacher. The first thing I did was sit in the authentic teacher's desk located inside one of the school's original classrooms. Each room is chock full of local as well as the school's history. The docent was kind and obviously very passionate about... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Don't miss Fourth Ward School. Family friendly and cheap tour $5.OO adults....children $3. Everything is in it's original condition. Several rooms are available for you to walk through and look at. We were so happy to make time for it. Don't forget to ring the school bell on your way out.

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