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Fourth Ward School Museum

South C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
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Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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195 reviews 195 reviews
73 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
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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158 reviews 158 reviews
57 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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631 reviews 631 reviews
277 attraction reviews
370 helpful votes 370 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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342 reviews 342 reviews
255 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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