"A Town of Old Memories" Top 5 Page for this destination Virginia City by BruceDunning

Virginia City Travel Guide: 78 reviews and 233 photos

This is what you do here-walk the street

The street and town are not as large as in the past, but the shops and store fronts look like they were back in late 1800's. It was a real treat to walk the street and take in all the activity as it must have existed back in the glory years. This once was the most wealthy city in US.
The are some souvenir shops, but also a couple a eating places and bars. The preservation of time is what you are here for. Take the tours for fun and history.

Not much traffic to worry about

Looking some desolate and desperate, a tourist-really Micky my companion, is posing and pensive of what to do next. We walked the town street a number of times and took our leisurely time to enjoy it all.

Really is one in operation

They have a volunteer fire department that has a museum, and the town has had its share of fires. The museum displays 19th century fire equipment and that display is nice.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A wonderful setting in the hills showing how they lived
  • Cons:Could get hot here in summer
  • In a nutshell:This is really a whole town preserved for history
  • Last visit to Virginia City: Sep 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Thanks for the warning about the long distance between towns, that's something that Europeans tend to forget.It's so crowded here. Wasn't Virginia City the town named in the old Bonanza TV series? That probably shows how old I am, I remember watching it when I was a child.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    The mines looks fantastic and the victorian homes are charming. Neat page!

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Magnificent old mansion, great to see it has been preserved.

  • TheTravelSlut's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    Always a fun time in VC--and the obligatory stop at Grandm,a's Fudge shop. :-) Ann, TS


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