Fourth Ward School Museum, Virginia City

4.6
#2 of 6 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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  • September 25, 2017
    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 »
  • September 9, 2017
    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 »
  • August 21, 2017
    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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  • July 9, 2017
    A must go for anyone passing through or visiting Virginia City! Tons of history with great exhibits!
  • June 20, 2017
    Beautifully restored! Plus, there's so much history of Virginia City!
  • June 24, 2017
    Such great history being kept alive.
  • March 18, 2017
    This place has the old world charm still intact, looks nice.
  • May 17, 2017
    Well done restoration of the building and a short history of Virginia City.

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