The Fourth Ward School Museum tells the REAL story of the Comstock.

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Welcome to the Fourth Ward School Museum

Bannister at Fourth Ward SchoolFollow 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.

Latest Events

Party 7: High Tea Above Tahoe, Mt. Tallac Summit
18 Sep

Party 7: High Tea Above Tahoe, Mt. Tallac Summit

When: Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Carpool from Carson City This 1...
CANCELLED – Party 8: Bently Ranch Tour
22 Sep

CANCELLED – Party 8: Bently Ranch Tour

While this party will not happen this year, we are grateful to our hosts and sponsors for their comm...
SOLD OUT! Party 9: History of Mercury Mining
30 Sep

SOLD OUT! Party 9: History of Mercury Mining

SOLD OUT! Please sign up for another party to support the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum. When:...
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