St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, Virginia City

St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Virginia City, Nevada. The church includes a museum about its history and a gift shop.HistoryOriginally built in 1868 by Father Patrick Manogue, the church experienced rapid growth during the mid 19th century. In 1875 the church burned and it was rebuilt in 1876.MusicIn 1982, the church acquired a third-hand, 1-manual and pedal, 6-rank, ca. 1898 William Schuelke pipe organ which was relocated through the Organ Clearing House and installed by the local organ firm, the Miller Organ Company. It was installed on the front, left side of the nave. A matching case was built on the front, right side of the nave for the chimes which were playable from their own miniature keyboard. The Schuelke was originally built for Gjerpens Lutheran Church in Valders, Wisconsin, and had been relocated to a private residence in Green Bay before finding a home at St. Mary's.
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  • October 3, 2017
    This is such a beautiful church. While in Virginia City you must stop by and enjoy the rich history and beauty of it. Open during the day  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    A block off the main street, you can't miss the church. The inside was beautiful. Would recommend visiting.  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    Church was absolutely gorgeous, exposed wood beams, stained glass windows and beautiful murals. Free entrance, small museum and gift shop. Worth the stop.  more »
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  • February 15, 2017
    I'm not a religious person by any means, but this church just amazes me. It's so beautiful that I was feeling "WOW" all the time. Such an amazing architecture and I can't imagine Virginia City without it, it's truly a symbol of it.
  • March 27, 2017
    Most excellent Museum downstairs below the church
  • September 6, 2015
    The history of the church is phenomenal! The staff and volunteers are full of interesting information. We've been there twice, and both times we walked out amazed by what we saw and heard. Highly recommended if you love learning about the Catholic Church and Virginia City!
  • November 16, 2016
    Loved it
  • November 10, 2014
    Gorgeous, inviting and full of history!

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