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Fourth Ward School Museum, Virginia City

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#2 of 6 in Museums in Virginia City
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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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4.8
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  • Definitely ran into a couple of teachers while we were there. Wish we could've gone up to the 3rd floor ( high school floor) But the stairs were Probably the problem ?  more »
  • If you love old schools, this is the place for you. They have the building restored and kept up beautifully. One room is specifically dedicated to look like an old schoolroom. But the majority of the ...  more »
  • Didn't have a lot of time but made a quick visit to this historic school. Was interesting to see older rooms and how things were done at the school. Was a nice glimpse back in the past  more »
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  • A must go for anyone passing through or visiting Virginia City! Tons of history with great exhibits!
  • Beautifully restored! Plus, there's so much history of Virginia City!
  • Such great history being kept alive.
  • This place has the old world charm still intact, looks nice.
  • Well done restoration of the building and a short history of Virginia City.

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