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Fourth Ward School Museum
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We visited here during our several day stay in Virginia City a few weeks ago. This is a beautiful building, probably the most beautiful historic school I have seen on the outside. The inside is very nice as well, with large rooms and a variety of exhibits. Apparently, it is the only Second Empire, four storied, wooden school house still standing in the U.S. It is hard to imagine that this school completed in 1876, was once built to hold 1,000 students! It also had state of the art amenities such as heating, ventilation, sanitation and water piped in to all the floors. Inside this well kept building, you can tour various rooms on two floors and see a classroom display with original desks, see historic educational materials and photos, see exhibits on mining and history of the area, and learn about Mark Twain and the printing industry. I loved walking on the creaky, wooden floors and absorbing the atmosphere of this large school. Near the front entrance you can pull the big rope and listen to the school bell. There are nice views of the surrounding area from the windows of the school. You will need at least one hour here or more if you check out all the exhibits. This is a must see for all those interested in history, architecture and the old west!

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We really enjoyed walking through the various school rooms and displays. The Mark Twain exhibit was well-done. It would be a shame to miss this historical building.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Reminded me of my first grade school. The smells and sounds of my childhood; creaking stairs, old fashioned bathrooms. I loved this tour.

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

My wife and I visited the fourth ward school museum and found it very interesting the staff were most helpful and were happy to answer the many questions we asked we would certainly recommend this to anyone who was visiting the area.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

While in Virgina City, NV be sure to check out the Fourth Ward School Museum. From the 1800's up until the mid 1900's, students filled this multi-story Victorian era schoolhouse. You can view exhibits of what life was like in the old west for children and their teachers. There are complete school rooms and the tour guide will tell you about what it must have been like for the students to sit in the drafty room while snow storms swirled in winter. The window are rippled with age and you can imagine how the children must have seen horse drawn carriages and people on horseback traveling down the street. The small gift counter is interesting and this Virginia City attraction is one not to be missed! If you are in to motorcycles, visit Virgina City on April 27 & 28, 2013 for the annual VC Gran Prix Race sponsored by Red Bull!!! For more info on that check out www.vcgp.com and for more info on The Fourth Ward School Museum go to http://fourthwardschool.org/

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