- The list below includes 94 free or cheap things to do in or near Virginia City, Nevada, including 64 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Bars, History Museums and Haunted Tours.
- From St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church to The Washoe Club Haunted Museum, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Virginia City and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Carson City, Incline Village, Reno and Sparks.
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Taylor and E Streets, Virginia City, NV 89440 MoreLess Info
Rebuilt after a large fire in the 1870s, St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church was created to bring elegant beauty and reverence to the area. Daily tours are conducted during business hours by the docents to inform guests on the history of the church and the region.
A museum and a haunted house at the same time, the Washoe Club Haunted Museum is a 3 stories building which was featured in several televised series, such as Ghost Adventures on Travel Channel and Ghost Hunters on the SyFy channel.
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26 South B St., Virginia City, NV 89440 MoreLess Info
Located in the Storey County Jail, the Silver State National Peace Officers Museum contains 300 years worth of artifacts from law enforcement officials. Items on display include antique firearms and early crime scene investigation tools.
Visitors to the Fourth Ward School Museum can step into the past when they enter the preserved 1876 Victorian school building. Tours cover the history of Virginia City, education during the 19th century, and the life of Mark Twain.
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F & Washington Streets, Virginia City, NV 89440 MoreLess Info
Known as the Queen of the Short Lines, the Virginia & Truckee Railroad takes visitors on a journey through the silver mining history of Nevada's Comstock. The 35-minute steam train tour narrates the history of the region as guests travel through the area.
The Way It Was Museum is a small museum with a large variety of artifacts in its collection. The main exhibit centers around the boom of the Comstock Lode with plenty of mining items, mineral relics, and old photographs from the gold and silver rush.
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117 South C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440 MoreLess Info
Offering a guided tour, Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Comstock Firemen's Museum provides firefighting tools, artifacts and information. The museum displays restored hose carriages and fire wagons and has a gift shop with fire-related items.
A former home to the richest families in the area, the Mackay Mansion is now a museum dedicated to the city's history. Private events, with up to 400 guests, can be held in here. The historical pieces displayed all around the house can be purchased by the visitors.