In the 1860s, the deepest mineshaft in the world was in Virginia City. Dug by pick and shovel, it was over 3,000 feet deep.

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Living Legend Docent Program


DSC 2125Relive the west in your own way. Become an official Virginia City "living legend" docent of the Virginia City experience. A chautauqua type program, our Living Legend program encourages you to select an historical character from Virginia City's past or invent one of your own. Develop that character to its fullest. Walk the streets of Virginia City dressed as your selected personage (male or female).

As an official "Living Legend" you will be recognized throughout the town and will quickly become a focus point for the tourist. Several incentive factors go along with official involvement with this program to encourage your participation.

Contact the Virginia City Convention and Tourism Authority for more detail on our "Living Legends" docent program for Virginia City, or download your application HERE.

You are "Wanted!"

Contact info:

Visitor Center

86 S. "C" Street
P.O. Box 920
Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone: 775-847-7500
Fax: 775-847-7507

Email: visitorinfo@storeycounty.org