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Bowers Mansion Museum

Old Highway 395, Carson City, NV 89511
+1 775-849-0201
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an afternoon with the kids.

A interesting place with alot of history about the area and the gold mining times. The park area is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dannet W
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Glenwood, Washington
A step back into the past.

We toured this mansion that has been fitted with furniture related to the period of that day. It... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
4cents-worth
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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Old Highway 395, Carson City, NV 89511
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A interesting place with alot of history about the area and the gold mining times. The park area is great for the kids to burn energy.

Thank Dannet W
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We toured this mansion that has been fitted with furniture related to the period of that day. It was very interesting with the layout of the house, many bedrooms, and a root cellar. The guide was very informative and quite animated about the history. It...More

Thank 4cents-worth
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We took our three grand daughters ,there is a nice sized play area,nice grounds to walk around,the house was closed when we visited but i believe you can tour the house as well.

1  Thank James P
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Weekend tour of an extremely-well-preserved mansion with both a joyous and tragic, storied past, beginning in the 1850s. Silver riches built the mansion and when the mine played out, Sandy and Eilley Bowers became poor as quickly as they became rich. Subsequent owners wanted to...More

3  Thank Diane640
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was the home of the man who hit the mother load in the Comstock.It is a wonder piece of history but if you come bring your bathing suit because it is a state park with a pool and a play ground which makes it...More

1  Thank Surrfred
Reviewed 28 June 2016

So interesting, very well preserved home the story and background are well presented by the tour guide. Nice little hiking trail to view the graves. Picnic area and public pool near by.

Thank S2387WEmariel
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This place holds a lot of history and it is a great lace to spend the day with family and have a picnic go for a hike,swim, tour and just have a great time we will always come back to this place.

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

On the way back to Reno we stopped at the Bowers Mansion which is part of a county park. In addition to the mansion you have access to a pool, playground, picnic pavilion and a large grassy area. The history of the Bowers mansion is...More

1  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

The story of Sandy (Lemuel) and Eilley Bowers and there mansion is another fascinating piece of Virginia City history. Make sure you take the mansion tour and hike up to the grave site where you'll get a nice view of the Washoe valley. You will...More

3  Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I decided to stop by to see what this was about on a rainy day. Tours leave every hour on the dot so plan accordingly. My guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable about the history of the house and the role it played in the mining...More

1  Thank Jennifer M
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