Carson City – Virginia City

24-Mile Round Trip

Rediscover Nevada’s rich history in mining and mills on the V&T Railway 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 round-trip 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. One-way trips based on availability.

Schedule & Fares

  • Runs Saturdays & Sundays, May 25 – Oct. 13
  • Depart Carson City (Eastgate Depot) 10:00 am – Arrive Virginia City (F Street Depot) 11:30 am
  • Depart Virginia City (F Street Depot) 3:00 pm – Arrive Carson City (Eastgate Depot) 4:15 pm
  • Complimentary shuttle to C Street in Virginia City

Steam Round Trip

Adult | $55
Senior(Ages 65+) | $52
Veteran | $52
Child* (Ages 2-16) | $35
Lap Baby* (Ages 0-24 months) | $0

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Steam One-way Ride

Adult | $37
Senior (Ages 65+) | $37
Veteran | $37
Child* (Ages 2-16) | $37
Lap Baby* (Ages 0-24 months) | $0

Buy One-way

*Children 2 and under are free when seated on a parent’s lap.

Route Highlights

  • Fully narrated train tour
  • Scenic route through the Virginia Range
  • Pass through two historic train tunnels
  • Wildlife sightings may include wild mustangs
  • Historic American Flat-site of a once bustling mining town
  • Historic Scales water stop
  • Overman Pit-120 feet deep
  • 3.5 hours stop in Virginia City – “The Richest Place on Earth”

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