Virginia City museums offering free admission first Friday of the month

Virginia City is bringing its social media hashtag back for a second year in Flashback Friday Museum Days, an event in which 10 museums filled with historic Comstock lore waive admission costs on the first Friday of the month, May through October.

A museum pass is required for admission and is available at the Virginia City Visitors Center, 86 S. C St. The museum pass also serves as a ticket for free transportation on the Virginia City Trolley, which runs to each museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participating museums include: Comstock History Center; Historic Fourth Ward School Museum; Julia Bulette Red Light Museum; LEC #1 Comstock Firemen’s Museum; The Mackay Mansion; Saint Mary’s in the Mountains Catholic Church & Museum; Silver Terrace Cemetery; Storey County Courthouse; The Washoe Club Haunted Museum; and The Way It Was Museum.

Although admission is free, visitors are asked to donate, as the museums rely on contributions to keep their doors open.

Visitors who share photos and videos on social networking sites using #VCFlashbackFriday are entered to win two passes to an upcoming event, including the 56th Annual International Camel & Ostrich Races and Taste of the Comstock.

Flashback Friday Museum Days are sponsored by KOLO News 8 Now, the Comstock Foundation and RAD Strategies Inc. For more information, go to, or call the Virginia City Tourism Commission at 775-847-7500.


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