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Mackay Mansion

291 South D Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-997-8915
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Beautiful historic home

The interior of the home remains as it was 150years ago with authentic furnishings. The guide... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Monroe, New Jersey
Mackay Mansion Tour

So much amazing history I catured a man in a suit in one of my pictures. So COOL!!!! This is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Herlong, California
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At the Mackay Mansion Museum, we offer a unique site to Virginia City, NV. Inside the mansion we have original fixtures such as: chandeliers, carpet, desks, wallpaper, medallions, and more! We also off a large piece of property with two vast lawns along with large quantities of fruit and flower bearing flora. We also have a wedding arch for ceremonies and a patio that has a 100 mile view into eastern Nevada. We are open for tours 7 days a week and are open to all kinds of private events. Give us a call for details.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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291 South D Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-997-8915
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Reviewed yesterday

The interior of the home remains as it was 150years ago with authentic furnishings. The guide related some haunting episodes which enhanced the tour.

Thank kathy321nj
Reviewed 2 days ago

So much amazing history I catured a man in a suit in one of my pictures. So COOL!!!! This is a must see.

Thank carinarox6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Mackay Mansion is a must see. The house has such a great history and the tour guide was amazing!!!!

Thank jhp2121
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Reno on business or pleasure, Virginia City is only about 20 miles over the mountain. You will find a tourist spot and the story of how silver mining influenced the state. The Mackey Mansion is not a grand villa but a...More

Thank MandJ82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband has back problems and we had walked quite a way looking for another attraction when we stopped at Mackay Mansion to ask directions. A very lovely woman, Susan, invited us to take the tour, but we declined because it involved going up a...More

Thank janete276
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well preserved home of the past, with lots of history and antiques and interesting stories, Yes, it is supposed to be haunted so that might draw some people too. Only a small fee for a short tour, then you can walk around...More

Thank retiredranger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a wonderful experience at the Mackay Mansion. The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and let us explore the house after giving us the history. Wow, the architecture is perfection, and the decorations are beautiful. Step back in time, and maybe even see...More

Thank pidaua
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting, and we are happy you enjoyed it! We are currently trying to prefect the place back to its former glory and your support definitely helps!

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Nice home & grounds. Had wedding reception there. Could use some TLC. Great view. One street below the main drag. The Manor rooms were made to look like it did back in the day. The staff were friendly & welcoming.More

Thank baaaaaaa
Management response:Responded 10 July 2017

Hello Baaaaaaaa, thank your for the review. The tlc is well under way. The whole place is not under new management and we have been playing a lot of catch up from some of our previous tenant's carelessness. Every dollar we make goes directly back...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017

The Mackay Mansion is a little bit away from the main tourist area and we almost missed it. Be sure you see it. It 's the only mansion from the mining boom that's open to the public. It's far more than an old house. Our...More

Thank kencwalker
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This house was the office of one of the mine companies (Consolidated) and home of John Mackay. William Randolph Hearst's dad (George) made lots of money here, but sold out before the BIG discovery of silver and gold deposits.) Mackay was one of the "Silver...More

Thank Larry G
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Rose Mary H
11 August 2017|
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Response from connorbills924 | Property representative |
6$ for people over 12 yrs. kids 5-11yrs 4$ and under 5 yrs is free.
Elise B
25 August 2015|
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Response from SteveDebSanDiego | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember cost, but wasn't much. It's a short tour. Just gives you more of the flavor of the area more than anything else.