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Fourth Ward School Museum, 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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  • This was my third trip to Virginia City but first time actually going into this museum. Many of the museums in the city are underwhelming but I enjoyed the Fourth Ward. There's a school room you can a...  more »
  • Really enjoyed this museum. As other reviews have noted, it is an excellent example of a late 19th and early 20th century schoolhouse. There is also a 20 minute film that provides a wonderful overview...  more »
  • My wife and I love to visit this old school. The school is multi storied building that is in original condition inside. When you visit the classrooms you can see where the desk rows were, and where th...  more »
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  • This place has the old world charm still intact, looks nice.
  • Well done restoration of the building and a short history of Virginia City.
  • 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.
  • Amazing museum. Learn about the school's history and the town. Tons of pictures and artifacts.
  • Nice museum.