Virginia City: Museums & Historical Places

Bats in the Belfry Ghost Tours

Description: Ghost tours in Viginia City rich in stories and history.
Phone: (775) 815-1050

Chollar Mine Tour

Description: Tour one of the greatest producing mines of gold and silver in the Comstock area.
Phone: (775) 847-0155

Comstock Fireman's Museum

Description: A museum about fireman history with many great artifacts. Free Admission.
Phone: (775) 847-0717

Comstock Gold Mill

Description: Tour the old gold mine with a pulley and steam engine system.

Comstock History Center

Description: Houses the original V&T steam locomotive. Serveral other historical artifacts. Free admission!
Phone: (775) 847-0419

Fourth Ward School Museum

Description: Historic Victorian-style school building perserved just like it was when it operated from 1876 to 1936. Open seasonally from May through October.
Phone: (775) 847-0975

Mackay Mansion

Description: Tour this beautiful mansion and grounds.
Phone: (775) 847-0373

Mark Twain Museum

Description: Building where Twain began publishing. See a desk and several personal items belonging to Mark Twain.
Phone: (775) 847-0525

Mark Twain Museum of Memories

Description: Mark Twain worked in this building for the newspaper. Many things from his era are there to keep his memory.
Phone: (775) 847-0525

Marshall Mint and Museum

Description: Store and museum with a large collection of valuable artifacts, as well as history on gold and silver mining.
Phone: 800-321-6374

Modern Mine Tour

Description: Guided tour of a mine, historic hotel, and have lunch at Nevada's oldest hotel. Reservations are a must.
Phone: (775) 847-0111

Piper's Opera House

Description: Restored historic opera house located in Virginia City.
Phone: (775) 847-0433

Ponderosa Mine Tour

Description: A half an hour guided tour of the Chollar Mine that produced gold and silver.
Phone: (775) 847-0155

Robert Grave's Castle

Description: Castle built by Robert Graves and modeled after one in France. Not open for tours but is a part of the Virginia City Historic Walking Tour.
Phone: (775) 847-0311

Silver State National Peace Officers Museums

Description: Museum dedicated to the history of law enforcement officers at the location of the old jail. Kids section!
Phone: (775) 847-7800

St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church

Description: Oldest active Catholic Church in Nevada. Has amazing architecture and stained glass windows.
Phone: (775) 847-9099

The Washoe Club Haunted Museum

Description: Tour one of the most haunted places in the west.
Phone: (775) 847-4467

The Way It Was Museum

Description: Museum mostly about the mining industry of Virginia City.
Phone: (775) 847-0766

Virginia & Truckee Railroad Depot

Description: Several daily train rides offered from Virginia City and Carson City. Seasonal specialty trains offered too like the Polar Express.
Phone: (775) 847-0380

Virginia City Mining Company

Description: Family friendly! Pan for your own gold and gems.
Phone: (775) 847-7744

Virginia City Trolley and Carriage Tour

Description: Two hour narrated tour of Virginia City.
Phone: (775) 847-44386

Virginia City Visitor Center

Description: Historic building with plenty of information on things to do in Virginia City.
Phone: (775) 847-7500