Virginia City attractions

Historic Building in Virginia City

Mackay Mansion

Built by George Hearst in 1859, the allegedly haunted Mackay Mansion was purchased by miner John Mackay, who amassed a fortune of more than $130 million. Guided tours are available.
Historic Building in Virginia City

The Castle

To see how the mining elite lived, stop by to photograph the exterior of 'the Castle,' a mansion built in 1868 by Robert Graves, a Comstock visionary. It's only open for visitors on special occasions: check with the…
Museum in Virginia City

The Way It Was Museum

One of the town's star attractions, this quirky museum is a fun, old-fashioned place offering good background information on mining the lode.
Museum in Virginia City

Mark Twain Museum

In the historic Territorial Enterprise building, you'll find this small museum dedicated to the life of Mark Twain, who once worked here.