Category: Carson City

Carson City

Since statehood in 1864, Carson City has functioned as the state capital. Originally part of and the county seat for Ormsby County. In 1969, the county and city were merged into a single independent city. Originally a stop over for California bound emigrants, the city flourished with the discover of Silver in the nearby Comstock […]

Washoe Valley Jumbo Grade

Both motorized and non-motorized use near Washoe Lake in Reno. Large OHV Staging area with off-loading ramps. One vault toilet. No garbage services or water. The trail is a 14 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Washoe Valley, Nevada that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of […]

James D. Roberts House

This house was built by James D. Roberts in Washoe City in 1859, and then moved to Carson City in 1873 on a Virginia & Trukee flat car. Many residences and other buildings were moved from mining boomtown to mining boomtown during the late 19th century and early 1900s in this manner. The Roberts House […]

Nevada Governor’s Mansion

Nevada was proclaimed a territory in 1861, and a state in 1864, but the Governor’s Mansion was not built until more than 40 years later between 1908 and 1909. Until that time, Nevada’s governors and their families found lodging where they could. State Assembly Bill 10, the “Mansion Bill,” was passed in 1907 to secure […]

U.S. Mint Building

With an abundance of silver from the booming Comstock Lode, it was determined that Carson City would make an ideal location for a U.S. Mint, one of seven buildings serving as mints in the U.S. over the last 200 years. The mint at Carson City was a physical manifestation of the success of the Comstock […]

Carson City Post Office

The Carson City Post Office is an imposing late 19th-century building encompassing an entire block in the heart of Carson City. It was the second Federal building erected in Nevada (the first was the U.S. Mint), although it housed the third location of the Carson City Post Office. The cornerstone for this building was laid […]

Brewery Arts Center

A historical location that now is home to a music venue, two theaters, a ballroom, a pottery studio, an out door stage and gift shop. The Expresso Yourself is now open to allow you to enjoy a cup of java while shopping the wide array of products from local artists. A former brewery with a […]

Carson Brewing Company Historical Building

Nevada’s longest-operating brewery was established in Carson City by John Wagner in 1860 during the rush to Virginia City. Business was prospering by 1864, so a new two-story brewery was built in 1865 in the commercial form of Classical Revival, on the corner of Division and King streets, where it stands today. The brewery and […]

The St. Charles-Muller’s Hotel

Constructed in 1862, one of the first hotels in Carson City was also one of the state’s most elegant and became the main stage stop in Carson City. It consists of two utilitarian buildings, a two-story one on the south and a three-story one on the north, each with Italianate details. The St. Charles-Muller’s Hotel […]