Mines & More
Bloodlines and Traditions Live On
After breaking a bottle of whiskey and not wanting it to go to waste, James “Old Virginny” Finney christened the town of Virginia City by naming it after his homeland – Virginia. It wasn’t long after the California gold rush in 1849 that miners headed east towards Virginia City.
Everyone loves a discount
A Comstock Adventure Pass is your access pass to embrace the history that fills our museums, go on a mine tour, explore our historic buildings, take a ride on the famous Virginia & Truckee Railroad and so much more all at a discounted price.
More than 15 museums paint the picture of our town, county, state and U.S. history.