Historic Fourth Ward School

537 South C Street
Virginia City, NV
Phone: 775-847-0975

Hours: Open May 1 – October 31, 10 AM - 5 PM Daily

Adults - $5.00
Children (6-12) - $3.00 (under 6 free with an adult)

Website: www.fourthwardschool.org

Follow students’ footsteps through the authentically preserved 1876 Victorian school building. Sit in the same wooden desks as the children and teachers did from 1876 to 1936. Explore Virginia City history, education in a 19th century western city, Mark Twain’s life, letter press printing, alumni’s lives, Comstock mining, abandoned mine issues, and new exhibits in the other classrooms. Research family genealogy in the archives. Ask in the museum store if you can pull the rope to hear the original school bell. Learn why the Fourth Ward School is the only Second Empire style four- storied, wooden school building still standing in the U.S.


Historic Fourth Ward School (photo courtesy of the Historic Fourth Ward School Foundation)

Getting to the Historic Fourth Ward School