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Historic House Museums in Nevada

We try to keep this list of historic house museums for Nevada current, but it is best to check directly with the museums for their hours and other information. If you know of a historic house museum in Nevada that should be listed here, please use our submission form to let us know about it.

Carson City

Bowers Mansion

Bowers Mansion

Franktown Rd.
Carson City, NV 
Phone: (775) 849-0201

Year Built: 1863
Admission Price: Call for info
Hours: Call for info

The Bowers Mansion was built in 1863 by Lemuel "Sandy" Bowers and his wife, Eilley, and is the finest example of the homes built in Nevada by the new millionaires of the Comstock mining boom.

Henderson

Clark County Museum

Clark County Museum

1830 S. Boulder Hwy.
Henderson, NV  89002
Phone: (702) 455-7955

Year Built:
Admission Price: Adults $2, Seniors & Children $1
Hours: 9-4:30pm Daily

The museum is a 30-acre site that features a modern exhibit hall with a timeline exhibit about southern Nevada from pre-historic to modern times and a collection of restored historic buildings that depict daily life from different decades in Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson, and Goldfield.

Incline Village

Thunderbird Lodge (Whittell Mansion)

Thunderbird Lodge (Whittell Mansion)

969 Tahoe Blvd
Lake Tahoe
Incline Village, NV  89450
Phone: (775) 832-8750

Year Built: 1936
Admission Price: Tours by Land $39 Adults, $19 Children; water tour
Hours: By Reservation Only, Tue-Sat, May-Oct

Using a California Gold Rush inheritance, enigmatic San Francisco bon vivant George Whittell Jr. constructed his Castle-in-the-Sky, Thunderbird Lodge, in the midst of a vast land holding spanning almost the entire length of Lake Tahoe's Nevada shoreline. Visitors tour the main house, the servants' quarters, the kitchen, a stone Card House perched above a crystal-clear lagoon, and a 600' secret tunnel leading to the opium den and the steel boathouse. Seeing the famous 55' art-deco mahogany speedboat, THUNDERBIRD yacht, is a tour highlight. Thunderbird Lodge National Historic Site is open to the public for guided tours, weddings, special and corporate events.

Lovelock

Marzen House Museum

Marzen House Museum

25 Marzen Lane
Lovelock, NV  89419
Phone: (775) 273-7213

Year Built: 1874
Admission Price: Call for info
Hours: Call for info

The Marzen House Museum features antique mining equipment, including several large-scale pieces that can be found on the museum grounds, vintage home fixtures and other antiquities from pioneer homes, relics and artifacts dating back to the regionís earliest Native American inhabitants, and a display dedicated to the Immigrant Trail. One of the museumís most interesting displays is a representation of an Indian cave known locally as the Lovelock Cave.

Virginia City

Mackay Mansion

Mackay Mansion

291 S. D St.
Virginia City, NV  89440
Phone: (775) 847-0373

Year Built: 1860
Admission Price: Call for info
Hours: 10am-6pm Daily

The 1860 home of silver king John Mackay includes collections of silver and original furnishings.

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