The Virginia City Tourism Commission (VCTC) is the official destination marketing organization for Virginia City and Storey County, Nevada.

Our mission is to market this historic area for tourism purposes. We want to entice and encourage you to visit our area from wherever you live in the world. Remember the Bonanza television show? This is the place that the legendary Ben, Hoss, Adam and Lil’ Joe rode in to for supplies or a night out on the town.

Come by our Visitors Center and be treated to a great welcome and orientation to our area. Stop in for city maps, brochures, Comstock Adventure Pass discount tickets and information for our fun and exciting events. We’ll even give you a bag of freshly popped popcorn.

Board of Directors

Ron Gallagher, Chairman, at-large representative

Corrado De Gasperis, Vice-Chairman, hotel representative, Gold Hill Hotel

Lance Gilman, Board Member, Storey County Commissioner representative

Angelo Petrini, Board Member, business district representative

A. Perry, Board Member, motel representative, Saint Mary’s Art Center

Deny Dotson, Tourism Director

Tourism Board Meeting

Tourism Board Meeting packet items will be available for download three days prior to the Virginia City Tourism Commission Board meeting.

Board meeting are held on the second Thursday of each month.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6 PM

Living Legend Docent Program


Relive the west in your own way. Become an official Virginia City “living legend” docent of the Virginia City experience. A Chautauqua type program, our Living Legends represent the historical characters from Virginia City’s past and they live it down to the minute detail.

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Merchant Opportunities


Interested in setting up a booth outside your storefront during an event? We’ll put you in the action for little to no cost, depending on the event. Simply contact the VCTC at 775-847-7500 for details.

Check back regularly for additional programs and opportunities for merchants.


The Virginia City Tourism Commission is encouraging the community to show your holiday spirit by lighting up our town for Christmas on the Comstock. A grand prize is a $2500 customized 2019 event sponsorship.

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