This year’s field trip will be an excursion to historic Virginia City, located roughly 20 miles southeast of Reno in the mountains. Famous as the site of the Comstock Lode, the once booming mining town is now a rich destination for learning about Nevada’s mining history.

Saturday, September 21, 9 am – 3 pm

The tour (led by Sierra Comstock Tours) includes:

  • Transportation to/from Reno
  • Lunch
  • Entrance to “The way it was” museum
  • Driving tour of Virginia City
  • Visit to the County Clerk’s office (records date back to 1849!)
  • Time to explore Virginia City
  • Tour of the Ponderosa Mine