Where do I catch the train to Virginia City?

NOT at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. The train from Carson City to Virginia City is operated by the Virginia & Truckee Railway. Trains depart from their Eastgate depot five miles east of Carson City on Highway 50. For tickets, time table and more information, visit their website at vttrain.com or call (877) 724-5007 or (775) 291-0208.

View Map to V&T Eastgate Depot

What’s the short train ride that leaves from Virginia City?

The Virginia & Truckee Railroad makes 35 minute round trips to the historic station in the town of Gold Hill from Virginia City. For tickets, time table and more information visit their website at virginiatruckee.com or call (775) 847-0380.

View Map of the V&T Depot in Virginia City

Where do the train rides at the museum go?

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City offers steam train rides or motor car rides every weekend, May through September, and a few select dates in October and December. Trains leave from the Wabuska Depot (at the main entrance to the museum property) and ride a 2,000-foot radial loop around the museum grounds. Steam train rides are approximately 40 minutes long, motorcar rides are approximately 20 minutes long.

How much are the train rides at the museum?

Steam Train and McKeen Motorcar rides:

Adults 12 years and older – $8.00

Children 4 to 11 years old – $4.00

Children 3 years and under – FREE

Edwards Motorcar rides:

Adults 12 years and older – $4.00

Children 4 to 11 years old – $2.00

Children 3 years and under – FREE

Museum members are half-price.

Prices are set by the State of Nevada Board of Museums and History.

What is the cost of admission to the museum?

$6.00 for all adults 18 years and over, no charge for children under 18 and museum members. Prices are set by the State of Nevada Board of Museums and History.