Memorial Day Weekend In Carson City Features Historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad Season Opening and Ghost Walk Tour

Memorial Day Weekend launches the summer season in Carson City with the opening of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad and a Ghost Walk Tour along Kit Carson Trail.

The Virginia & Truckee Railroad departs Carson City Station at various times: from at the Eastgate Depot, located on Flint drive – six miles east on US Hwy 50 from downtown Carson City. The Virginia City Depot is located at 370 F Street just below main steet at F Street and Washington in Virginia City.

Ghost Walk Tour departs from 3rd & Carson Street next to Firkin & Fox (ole St. Charles Hotel).

Families, children both young and old, ghost hunters and train fanatics

Trains will be steaming full speed ahead this season with the diesel train on Fridays and steam train Saturday – Sunday, through October.

Ghost Walk is Saturday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m.

Take a ride through time on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad’s vintage steam and diesel trains along 16 miles of newly restored track between Carson City and Virginia City. Operating though October, the “Sisters in History” route includes scenic vistas of the Sierra Nevada and Carson River, passes through two tunnels and by abandoned mine shafts, old cemeteries and offers occasional sightings of wild mustangs. The V&T travels the same silver path paved by the excesses of the Virginia City mines of the infamous 1860s Comstock silver boom. For tickets, or 800-NEVADA-1.

Join docent led tours on this two hour walk along the Kit Carson Trail through the historic district of Carson City where stories of spirits (that still linger) come alive. Purchase tickets at the Visitors Bureau, 1900 So. Carson St or call 775. 687-7410 or 800-NEVADA-1.

A complete list of events is available at Those staying the night have a choice of 1,700 rooms at a variety of hotels, bed and breakfasts, RV parks and more. An array of culinary delights await visitors, with dining options for all tastes and budgets.

A world of culture, history, dining and adventure await in Carson City. For the latest in summer travel deals, dining, lodging, activity information and further details on the destination, visit or call 800-Nevada-1.