Go and see this Church!
As you walk along the boardwalks, you will probably hear the misical chimes of Saint Mary's Church even before you see it. And, when you do see it, it's a beautiful sight. 'Saint Mary's in the Mountains', to give it it's full title, was built in 1868. It burned down in 1875 and was rebuilt the following year. I just didn't have time to go in, but it is open for visitors. It has the most magnificent musical chimes (not bells), that play different tunes, although I don't know how many tunes are played before they repeat.
'The Way it Was'
Again, if you have the time, go and see the 'The Way it Was' museum. You will find it at the far end of town, on the right-hand side. There is an admission fee, but even if you don't want to go in, it's worth standing a while just to look at the old equipment, etc, displayed just inside the fence.
Don't forget to post your VT Cards!
I think this has to be one of the nicest Post Offices I have seen in my travels. You can just imagine those 'Bank Robbers' busting in through the doors, can't you? Haha.
Don't forget that whatever you buy will have tax added to it. So, if you see something for $3, it will have tax (at 6.5% I think) added to that sum.
Liberty Engine Company #1 Fireman Museum
Liberty Engine Co. #1 Fireman Museum
Artifacts relating to the history of fire
fighting on the Comstock and in Nevada.
Hours: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily.
Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day.
The Opera House
This restored building is actually the third reincarnation of Piper's Opera House. The first was built in 1862 and burned in the great fire of 1875 (which pretty much burned the entire town and is why many of the buildings show a building date of 1876). But Piper's Opera House burned once again in a smaller fire in 1883. The present structure was built in 1885 and left to rot for generations. But thanks to substantial grants from the state of Nevada, the U.S. Agricultural Service and the National Parks system--the Opera House has now been carefully restored. It is open to the public and actually hosts live events.