A tour of the idyllic Mackay Mansion Museum in Virginia City takes visitors back more than a century. Originally built in 1859 by George Hearst, the three-story building served as the former residence of Comstock tycoon John Mackay. Today, it is listed as a National Historic Landmark and open for tours and even weddings year-round.
This historic hotel is located in the center of Virginia City. You’ll stay in nicely appointed rooms, some with brass beds, and views of over 100 miles, suites available. Main level features an authentic 1870s saloon and wedding chapel; restaurants and Casinos nearby, pets allowed, and smoking in designated areas only.
At the Territorial Enterprise Newspaper Building, one of the oldest structures in Virginia City, visitors are treated to far more than just a historic building. It’s also the home of the Mark Twain Museum, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of the famous American author and the history of both Virginia City and the Comstock Lode.
A fascinating look at the way Nevada was can be found at the aptly-named The Way it Was Museum in historic Virginia City. The unique museum is an amazing window into the region’s rich Western past, thanks to an abundant selection of rare photos, mining and mineral artifacts, vintage maps, lithographs and more that make up the most complete collection of Comstock memorabilia in the world.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Piper's Opera House has long been considered one of our nation's most famous performance venues and one of the most significant vintage theaters in America. This opera house has shared a special relationship with both national and community audiences since 1863 and continues to host performance events that illuminate the eclectic character of America and greatly enrich American theatre.