may, 2024

fri10may2:30 pm8:30 pmTwain Train2:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastgate Depot, 4650 Eastgate Siding RodEvents:Special Event


(Friday) 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Eastgate Depot

4650 Eastgate Siding Rod

Event Details

The Twain Train VIP Rail Excursion to Virginia City returns to the 2nd annual Mark Twain Days Festival. This train departs from Eastgate Depot in Carson City.   On this epic 24-mile round trip ride, departing at 2:30pm, enjoy specially curated snacks and a hand-crafted elixir from your souvenir glass created solely for the valiant, intrepid gadabout. Feel the vibrant power of the steam engine as breath taking views come into focus. Local musicians and storytellers will roam the cars along with your favorite Mark Twain characters.   Duration
  • Depart Carson City 2:30 pm
  • Arrive Virginia City 3:45 pm
  • Depart Virginia City 7:30 pm
  • Arrive Carson City 8:30 pm
New this year: There will be a 3.5 hour window to explore Historic Virginia City before your return to the Capital City. Special exhibitions will be interspersed along with antique shops, mercantile, saloons, restaurants, and specialty shops. You may even see wild horses or catch a glimpse of a ghost as you walk the streets Mark Twain once meandered.
  • Free  Shuttles for Train Passengers in Virginia City 
  • Drinks and Snacks to Enjoy Aboard the Train
    • Enjoy snacks and a cocktail or sarsaparilla for enjoyment on the way up to Virginia City
    • Coffee, hot cocoa and tea available for the ride back to Carson City
  • Train Entertainment
    • Poets, musicians and more aboard to entertain on the way to Virginia City
  • The Territorial Enterprise Museum
    • Reopening for the first time in years!
    • Open for tours 4p-7p. Tours must be reserved in advance, here ($10).
  • St. Mary’s Art Center
    • Hosting live music, special art and history exhibitions, and a Mark Twain reading at 5:30
  • Fourth Ward School & Museum
    • Open from 5p-7p with printing press demonstrations and historian talks on Twain’s time in Virginia City
  • Mark Twain Casino 
    • Open for Twain Merchandise, free mustache and special photo ops (21+ only).


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