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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Loved this old School

Worth seeing. Beautiful old school, you can see the old classrooms and how teachers used to work, also has a mining display upstairs

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Shelby S
Porterville, California
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Porterville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth seeing. Beautiful old school, you can see the old classrooms and how teachers used to work, also has a mining display upstairs

Thank Shelby S
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful step back in time! You don’t need to be a teacher or museum architect to recognize this is a gem! The building is an authentic example of frontier architecture. The displays are perfect examples for the school, ranging from a Dunce Cap, to the chalk-board signs, and the students tests. If the student exams and teachers certification... More 

Thank Joseph L
East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Way back in time to one room schoolhouse with plenty to learn and read. Very helpful staff and found it n interesting place. Also got us indoors and away from all the hogs. Big motorcycle weekend comparable to Sturgis.

Thank anniefanfan
Hollywod, Fl.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in Virginia City, this is a nice 1 hour stop. We are educators, so it made sense for us to stop in. Like everything else in Virginia City, it is a great place of history. It was interesting to follow the life of several students after they graduated.

Thank PhilipT
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great historic building. Kept up very well with a museum and things to see about the Fourth Ward school here.

Thank Bernardo F
Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well put together exhibits. Could easily imagine children running throughout the school. They had an example of an 8th grade exam that was crazy difficult! Loved all the photographs!

Thank Claudine G
Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We spent a couple of hours going through this beautifully curated museum and learned a great deal about Virginia City history. Several classrooms are decorated with desks, blackboards and other old western furnishings. There are also excellent exhibits on Mining, Mark Twain and counterfeiting! This site would be interesting for folks of all ages!

Thank Anne G
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This historic old school is definitely worth the $6 price of admission. We spent about an hour there. Start by looking at the old photos and memorabilia. Sit at a desk in the restored classroom and read about the history of the Dunce Cap (and try it on!). Climb the staircase (there is an elevator) and see the old telephone... More 

Thank SuzyQu15
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The building is beautifully restored. It is a great place to visit and see what life was like over 100 years ago.

Thank 777rocky
Brooklyn, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

There are 4 rooms down & 3 rooms up that cover not only the history of the school with many photos of late 1800's/early 1900's school classes but also history of the mining and a time when Mark Twain was a reporter for the local paper. It does have an elevator.

Thank Ronald A

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