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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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Great Musuem

Really enjoyed exploring the 4th Ward School. Lots of interesting exhibits, very clean and organized. A great place to explore.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tracy, California
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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed exploring the 4th Ward School. Lots of interesting exhibits, very clean and organized. A great place to explore.

Thank MarceeBright
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I attended a paranormal conference that was being held in this school. At night we came back and did an overnight paranormal investigation and I was overwhelmed by all the energy within these walls.

Thank Mystiqgirl_66
San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 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

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