Historic Nevada Schoolhouse Open for Visitors

Elgin School HouseCALIENTE, Nev.–The historic Elgin Schoolhouse State Park is now open for visitors between 12:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. These hours will remain in effect through October 28, 2007.

Visitors can call 775-726-3564 for further information or for possible tours outside normal visitor hours.

The schoolhouse is located about 20 miles south of Caliente on State Route 317 in Lincoln County. State Route 317 was heavily damaged in spring 2005 floods so care and extra time should be allowed for the trip.

The Elgin Schoolhouse is a historic school in rural Nevada’s Lincoln County. The schoolhouse was used from 1922 through 1967, when its last student reached eighth grade. In 1998, the building was restored to its original appearance and volunteers opened the building for tours by request. It became a State Historic Site in July 2005. The Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site features half of the house’s original items. The rest are authentic to the time period. Tours are available Thursday through Saturday, April 1 through October 15. Tours can be scheduled by calling (775) 726-3564.

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