Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Storey County, Nevada
"History for the Taking"
"The Richest Place on Earth"
Chamber of Commerce.
There has been activity to restore Virginia City to its booming days in the 1870's. Many places have been restored and re-created. Among them are: the Wild West Museum, Bucket of Blood Saloon, the Ponderosa Saloon, the Way It Was Museum and the Delta Saloon.
A great history page for Virginia City
FOURTH WARD SCHOOL MUSEUM
South end of Virginia City, Nevada
This 4-story Victorian school was built in 1876 as a centennial birthday present to the state. It included running water, flush toilets and central heat, with a gym on the top floor. Now it houses an extensive collection of artifacts and exhibits with focus on the Comstock's incredible past. Proud sponsor of Comstock Preservation Weekend in May. Open May-Oct., donations suggested.
PONDEROSA MINE and Saloon.
Center of Virginia City on 'C' Street.
Virginia City, Nevada
Learn the history and the mystery of the Underground, take the daily guided mine tours, just a few steps from the sidewalk. See the stopes, winzes, drifts and shafts of the old mine workings, the timbering methods and machinery used in the early day mining of the richest place on earth.
The Mark Twain Museum of Memories
See a collection of rare nickelodeons, telephones and radios and more. Treat yourself to hear a recording of Twain's works.
Piper's Opera House
B and Union St.
Built in the 1880's, this opera house has been many years of performing, including visits from such greats as: Edwin Booth, Lotta Crabtree, and others of the mining town circuits. See original scenery from the 19th century as well as a museum of playbvills, posters, etc. Guided tours are available.
129 S. D St.
Virginia City, NV
A 10 room home built in 1861 that served as the headquarters of the Gould and Curry Mine Co. Later the benefactor of much money to the Nevada educational system, John MacKay, lived in the home.
Comstock Firemen's Museum
125 S. C St.
See antique fire engines and equipment, some dating back as far as 1859. Relics from that time to the present may be seen.
Learn all about Virginia City, Nevada
Loads of information, pictures and other things about Virginia City and the Comstock Lode area