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Fourth Ward School Museum, Virginia City

(4.6/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Follow students’ footsteps through the original 1876 school building, the last one standing of its kind in the U.S.. Sit in the same wooden desks as they did from 1876 to 1936. You can explore Virginia City history, Mark Twain's life, letter press printing, alumni’s lives, Comstock mining, abandoned mine issues, and new exhibits in the other classrooms. Ask in the museum store if you can pull the rope to hear the school bell.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This city is a throwback in time. If you are there, it is good to see what this school looked like during its time.  more »
  • What a beautiful school! And sooo much history! Every level is unique and has interesting stories. Everything was wood, floors, walls...everything! Just stunning  more »
  • It is worth the five dollar entrance fee to visit this old schoolhouse museum. There were several displays of pictures, photographs, and artifacts related to the history of the school, community, cult...  more »
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  • Amazing museum. Learn about the school's history and the town. Tons of pictures and artifacts.
  • Visitors have access to most of the building and the history represented is not just of the school itself but Virginia City and the Comstock in general. It has both a broad spectrum of history as well as more in depth information, more so than other museums on the same local subjects.
  • If you are looking for a great way of getting to know the history of this area make sure you stop here. Total awesome.
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  • After many years of visiting Virginia City I finally made the stop to take a tour through this old school. First class museum.