Mother’s Day Train

Celebrate Mom on the V&T!

Make this Mother’s Day weekend a time to remember by taking Mom out on a fun-filled day on the V&T Railway – Carson City to Virginia City 24 mile round trip. Experience something as unique as she is with our steam train rides. Escape to Virginia City and enjoy spectacular scenery and authentic Wild West history as you treat mom to the great brunch and shopping offerings in Virginia City. 

Complementary coffee, mimosa at the Depot, and pastries for everyone.

We’ll have several booths and vendors onsite for both mom and family as well as the V&T Flower Bar to shop bouquets and flower stems for mom!

Current Vendor List – New Vendors Added Weekly
If you’re interested in becoming a vendor, please email

Apricity Floral
The Rusty Spring
Metal Minded
Cleansing Candle Shop
Sweet Time Sensory

Tickets now on sale. 

Schedule & Fares

Join us May 13 and 14, 2023!


  • 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



  • Adults (Ages 16+): $65
  • Children (Ages 2-15): $45
    Infants 24 months and under ride free when sitting on parent’s lap.
  • Includes:
    • 1 Round-trip ticket
    • Complimentary stem for mothers at V&T Flower Bar


  • Per Table for 4 People: $300
    Each table accommodates 4 passengers (adult or child) per table. Each table is made up of 2 benches. Infants 24 months and under ride free when sitting on parent’s lap.
  • Includes:
    • 4 Round-trip tickets
    • Complimentary half bottle of sparkling wine or sparkling cider onboard
    • Complimentary dessert treat onboard
    • 2-3 Complimentary stems for mothers at V&T Flower Bar


  • Private Room for up to 15 People: $1,200
    15 seats max – no exceptions. Infants 24 months and under ride free when sitting on parent’s lap. These riders are not counted towards your 15 seats.
  • Includes:
    • 15 Round-trip tickets in a private room
    • 1 Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and 1 bottle of sparkling cider
    • 3 Complimentary dessert treats onboard
    • Large bouquet of fresh flowers


Route Highlights

  • 24-mile 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
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Every Mom receives a long-stem rose! Enjoy free coffee, mimosas and decadent cookies.

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Trip Details

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and scooters will be transported to and from Virginia City.
  • Please arrive 1/2 hour before your train departure time. Schedule and equipment subject to change. We reserve the right to sell your ticket if you have not checked in twenty minutes prior to scheduled train departure.
  • No dogs allowed except service dogs
  • Bench seating with 2 passengers per bench.
  • We reserve the right to replace the steam engine with a diesel engine with no notice.


  • Refunds or rebookings are available 72 hours before departure with a $25 service fee.
  • No refunds available within 72 hours of departure.