Virginia City – Gold Hill

Historic Route • 4-mile Roundtrip

This fully-narrated 4-mile roundtrip train ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill brings the 1870s Comstock Era to life. Passengers in open-air or closed cars are pulled by either diesel or steam engine, traveling around 17 historic mines and mills and back to the depot in 35 minutes. Choose from 7 departures daily from our original 1870 depot & museum in Virginia City.


  • Daily – May-October, 2017
  • 7 hourly departures – 10:30am to 4pm
  • 35 minutes roundtrip

Route Highlights

  • Original V&T 1870 Depot, 166 F Street (three blocks to C Street, free parking)
  • Tunnel No. 4 – last tunnel before Virginia City
  • Comstock mines and mills
  • Pass by eight mines including Hale & Norcross, Savage, Potosi, Chollar, Julia, Yellow Jacket, Crown Point and the Ward Bullion
  • Gold Hill – where the Comstock Era gold strikes began
  • Fully narrated tour


Steam Roundtrip 
Adult – $12.50 
Child – ages 5-12* $6

Diesel Roundtrip
Adult – $10
Child – ages 5-12* $5

For more information, please call 775-847-0380.

*Schedules, equipment and fares subject to change without notice. Children 4 and under are free.