V&T Civil War Trains Run On Labor Day Weekend in September, 2017
Tickets available June, 2017, V&T Trains run September 2, 3 and 4.
There are regular Battle Trains during the day September 2, 3 and 4. On September 2 there is a Night Battle and Champagne Train. Catch the special battle train and root for Yankee and Rebel soldiers as they shoot it out in spectacular battles. Hear the Fort Point Band play authentic era music — see you there!
Daytime Battle VT Trains
$25 adult & $12.50 child
Saturday Evening Train
$30 adult & $15 child
Ticketholders will board the V&T Train in Virginia City, Nevada at the F Street Depot. You will ride down to Gold Hill along with a regiment of Civil War soldiers ready to join the battle. The battle scene is just past the Gold Hill Hotel on the Crown Point Fill. Because of the boisterous nature of re-enacting a battlefield (including real explosives!) the only way to get on the battle field is to be a re-enactor, or with our special permission as a V&T Battle Train ticketholder.
In this video from Rustler Films on Youtube, Virginia City trains are a featured part of the Civil War Days re-enactments.
If you look at the next video, starting at 1:25, you’ll get an idea of what the ride is like. The opposing side boards the train. Per the video description, “The fake money bag is taken, while the real money is hidden and saved as the Battle Train segment of Virginia City Civil War Days is shown again.” The fact that these amateur videos exist on YouTube show how much interest there is in riding the V&T Train during Labor Day Weekend.
NOTE: Because of the dangerous nature of the battlefield, which features live explosives and reenactors running around like crazy people, you MUST stay in your assigned coach during the Battle Train ride. This may be scary for small children because of all the noise and smoke so plan accordingly!
VT Trains operated by the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Company