Fourth Ward School Museum, Virginia City

4.5
#2 of 8 in Museums in Virginia City
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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  • Shows life growing up in Virginia City there a round mining the challenges they had. Displays are good much of the period items on display Spend around one hour there I would start my tour of the City...  more »
  • We returned to see the Fourth Ward School Museum. It was erected in 1875. The school had 14 classrooms. It also had two study halls. It was built to accommodate 1025 students. The last graduating clas...  more »
  • We toured this school to see the facilities "back in the day". The population took good care of their children in this nice, multifloored building. Old wooden seats with ink well holders cut outs. A l...  more »
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  • Great view and nice historic place to experience. There are also great places to grab a bite to eat or drink within walking distance from the museum/school.
  • It is amazing what the big money of that time bought. Even today the school building impresses.
  • This was well worth the 11.00 it cost to get in. For a small town nonprofit organization it was extremely well done. They had history of the school and area. The section on the Comstock mine was was very informative. All I can say is go.
  • Fun and interesting. Lots of photos and memorabilia from past teachers and students. There is a look thru that has model of the mines and info of the mines. Lots of history. Can take from 30 min to an hour for the visit
  • It gets a 5 because it was the public school of Virginia City for over a century and it is still standing and functions as a museum of the crazy amazing history and engineering feats and technology and tenacity born of the motherload.
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