Narrated 35-minute train ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill through the historic Comstock mining region. Themed trains, including the popular Polar Express event, are also available.
The Best and Belcher Mine is a 25- minute guided tour with over 300 pieces of antique mining equipment on display. See complete underground mine workings - tunnels, crosscuts, drifts, stopes, raises, winzes and shafts. The Ponderosa Mine is located in the Ponderosa Saloon, formerly the Bank of California.
With an exciting past stretching back more than 150 years, it’s no wonder that Virginia City is one of the country’s largest historical districts and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s also ranked among the nation’s top twelve most distinctive destinations and enjoys millions of visitors each year who come to experience, Nevada’s living history.
The Gold Hill Hotel, Nevada's oldest hotel, is located one mile south of Virginia City on Highway 342. Under an hour's drive from the greater Reno-Tahoe area, but what a difference! Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel's 18 wonderful rooms and lodges surrounded by great views, perfect hiking, and crisp, clean air. Inside, let the amenities spoil you. "Minutes away, but a century back in time".
Step back in time this holiday season and celebrate Christmas as they did in the 19th century. Historic Virginia City hosts its annual Christmas on the Comstock this December, offering a Victorian-style holiday celebration. There are festivities for all ages ranging from unique boutique holiday shopping, specials, a holiday parade on December 6 and more. Here's a full listing of holiday events in Virginia City.