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.
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.
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.
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.
This hilarious Comstock tradition pits teams of costumed outhouse racers against each other.