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Virginia City celebrates Civil War Days, Labor Day this weekend


VIRGINIA CITY — Virginia City’s Civil War Days and Labor Day Parade will take place this weekend.

The Comstock Civil War Reenactors will battle it out on the V&T Railroad at the following times: 11:20 a.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 31, 11:20 a.m. Sept. 1 and 2 p.m. Sept. 2. Tickets, $22, are at the V&T Railroad, 370 F St. and at the Virginia City Visitors’ Center, 86 S. C St. The Champagne Battle Train — a special night battle — is at 6 p.m. Sept. 1. Tickets cost $25. A street battle will take place at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 2 after the Labor Day parade on C St.

A Civil War Camp will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 and from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 2 at Miner’s Park, Carson and F streets.

The Labor Day Parade will begin at noon Sept. 2 on C Street.

The traveling Vietnam War Memorial will be on display Aug. 28 to Sept. 2 in the parking lot of the Silverland Inn & Suites, 100 N. E St.

For information on Virginia City, visit www.visitvirginiacitynv.com or call the Virginia City Tourism Commission at 775 847 7500.

Chris Moran
Chris Moranhttp://travelnevada.com
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.