An abundant selection of rare photographs, mining and mineral artifacts stemming from the mighty Comstock Lode, vintage maps, lithographs, and many relics that tell the unforgettable story of the richest city in the American West. The Way It Was Museum proudly claims this as the most complete collection of Comstock memorabilia in the world.

Popular exhibits include a scale model clearly depicting the miles of underground shafts and tunnels beneath Virginia City today, and a working model of a silver mine.