Things to do

The Virginia City area is famous for its preservation of genuine American, Old-West heritage. Here, you can experience the Wild West, just as it was in the late 1800s. Stay at the Tahoe House Hotel, and enjoy all the attractions Virginia City and the surrounding areas have to offer.
Chollar Mine

Learn about the history and the process of the Chollar Mine which was founded in 1859.
Piper's Opera House

This historic performing arts venue has been listed as one of the most significant vintage theaters on the west coast.
V&T Railway - Eastgate Depot

A drive throu village. Experience the seasons at V&T Railway.
Historic C Street

The history of Virginia City starts on Historic C Street, a National Historic Landmark and on of the top historic Main Streets in the country. Visit Historic C Street, and experience the Wild West on foot or in the comfort (and safety) of your car.
Mackay Mansion Museum

Originally built in 1859 by William Randolf Hearst's father, George Hearst, the Mackay Mansion is one of the best preserved structures in the city. The Mackay Mansion is also one of Virginia City's original structures, having survived two fires in the 1800s that destroyed many buildings in the city. The home is reportedly haunted, so you might want to keep that in mind, if you decide to visit.
The Way It Was Museum

The Way It Was Museum is located in the heart of Virginia City's historic district, along C Street. The museum offers you a window into everyday life during the mid-to-late 1800s. Numerous vintage maps, mining artifacts, rare photographs, and Old West relics can be viewed in this unique and fascinating museum.
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