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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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Excellent History, Fantastic Museum!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting and worth the walk uphill to see. The schoolroom is furnished as it was in the early 1900s. Take a look at the blackboards and desks, and check out sample tests and other items from the day. There are recordings of former students' remembrances of life at the school. Beyond the schoolroom are other rooms featuring Virginia City history,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Visited with preteen children. The school is well kept with much history. You feel like you took a step back in time. Black boards, desks, dunce hat, videos, artifacts, pictures, recordings of elderly who once attended the school, printing press, mining artifacts, and much more. You can ring the bell in the way out.

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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We felt that this museum was really well done. It captured the history of the school and the surrounding area. The school is beautiful. Pay close attention when going up the stairs to the very well worn path up and down the stairs. The "great room" on the 2nd level was excellent where you have nice views of the valley.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The $5 fee was well spent. Besides information about the school there is good information about the mining history. We only wished the ticket lady had better information about her town.

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Virginia City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

No visit to Virginia City would be complete without a trip to this historical landmark. Steeped in the history of the Comstock and replete with a compendium of artifacts and historical tidbits to enlighten even the casual history buff, this "grand dame" of schools is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. For those visitors who have also... More 

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Napa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Wonderful old building with great displays to experience! Relive some of the Comstock era with Mark Twain. Don't forget to stop and ring the bell.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This historic building, built in 1876, is well worth the stop and $5 (as of July 2015) entrance fee. The history of both the school building and Virginia City are well presented as you tour throughout each room and floor. Each room is dedicated to a specific topic. The information is very interesting and flows nicely. Look forward to well... More 

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Antioch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very informative history- built for 1000 students at height of silver mining in 1880s lots of other local and state history of the time

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Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very well preserved piece of history, lots of things to see inside. Well worth a visit if you've got the time.

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Additional Information about Fourth Ward School Museum

Address: South C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: 775-847-0975
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Virginia City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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