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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  • This 1800’s Catholic Church sits just off the Main Street in Virginia City. While I t’s still in use today you can sneak in a tour as long as there’s nothing on the calendar and even then, events are ...  more »
  • Each time we visit Virginia City we make a pilgrimage to St. Mary’s in the Mountains church. The outside architecture is elegant, but the inside is a masterpiece in wood. From the stairway to the orga...  more »
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  • A church this magnificent seems out of place in a rural mining community; but that is what mining tycoons paid for and got. It is a work of art in combination of stone, wood, and stained glass. Don't forget that this is a functioning parish church. Please be quiet and respectful.
  • Truly a wonderful experience. Father Anton is the best. Both knowledgeable and personable. Call ahead and ask for this fine pastor to give you a tour : )
  • It was a very nice old Catholic church but they asked for donations at every turn
  • 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.
  • Very nice place to visit.

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