Welcome to Virginia City


At its peak during the 1860s gold rush, Virginia City was a high-flying, rip-roaring Wild West boomtown with 30,000 residents. Today, with fewer than 1000 residents and a main street of wooden sidewalks and historic saloons in restored grand Victorians, it can sometimes feel like a frontier theme park. Even so, it’s still a fun and photogenic place to while away a few hours.


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$65 Day Trips & Excursions

Wild West Tour from Lake Tahoe with Train Ride

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Virginia & Truckee Railroad7 mile train ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Comstock LodeComstock Lode - Silver City, Gold Hill, Virginia CityDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Virginia City Visitor CenterOn C streetDuration: 10 minutesStop At: The Delta SaloonGreat place for lunch and refreshmentsDuration: 1 hourStop At: The Way It Was MuseumRecommended museum by Discover Lake Tahoe ToursDuration: 30 minutesStop At: St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic ChurchMust see...Duration: 20 minutes

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Guided Tour of Historic Virginia City and Carson City from South Lake Tahoe

This is a narrated tour by a long time local drivers - tour guides in a luxury 27 passenger mini bus. Tour is very informative and interactive.Journey follows the Historic route – Pony Express trail, Kingsbury grade, Hwy 206, Genoa, Eagle Valley, Silver City, Gold Hill – Virginia CityThere's a good chance to see wild mustangs roaming the vast Nevada wilderness Tour stops at the main C street – Delta Saloon Parking lot. You will have 3 hours to explore this historic town.While in Virginia City, you’ll have a chance to visit mansions, museums, gold / silver stores, see a real mine and have lunch. We recommend historic Delta Saloon ( not included )Included is a visit to The Way it was museum on the main C street.On the way home, tour will go to downtown Carson City to check out old mansions, Governor’s mansion and the Capitol area - Nevada Government district.

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