Carson City – Virginia City

Sisters in History Route • 24-mile

Rediscover Nevada’s rich history in mining and mills on the V&T Carson City-Virginia City route as you meander through tunnels, canyons and mining towns aboard a restored 1914 Pullman coach led by a 1916 Baldwin 2-8-0 steam locomotive. This relaxing, all-day train excursion is fully narrated with historical facts and anecdotes. Departing from Carson City’s Eastgate Depot, the 24-mile roundtrip tour includes a fun 3.5-hour stopover in historic Virginia City, where you can stroll the boardwalks and explore restaurants, shops, saloons, museums, mines and more.

Steam Train Schedule*

  • Runs Saturdays & Sundays, May-October, 2017
  • Also runs Fridays, July 7 through August 11, 2017
  • Depart Carson City (Eastgate Depot) 10:00am – Arrive Virginia City (F Street Depot) 11:30am 
  • Depart Virginia City (F Street Depot) 3:00pm – Arrive Carson City (Eastgate Depot) 4:15pm
  • Complimentary shuttle to C Street in Virginia City

Route Highlights

  • Scenic route through the Virginia Range
  • Tunnel No. 2 – 566 feet long
  • American Flat – site of a once-bustling mining town
  • Scales/water stop – 260,000 tons of ore valued at billions of dollars were weighed at this location
  • Possible wild mustang sightings
  • Overman Open Mining Pit – 120 feet deep
  • 3.5-hour stopover in historic Virginia City
  • Fully narrated tour


Steam Roundtrip
Adult – $52
Senior – 65+/Veteran $48
Child – ages 3-16 $32

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One-way tickets are available, please call 877-724-5007.

* Schedules, equipment and fares subject to change without notice. An 8% Historic Preservation fee is included in all ticket prices. Children under 3 ride free only when seated on parent’s lap.