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Virginia City hosts a Labor Day Weekend celebration of historic proportions including The Great Civil War Days and the annual Labor Day Parade on C Street.

War and tea

As part of The Great Civil War Days, hundreds of Comstock Civil War reenactors participate in battles throughout town and host a camp, free and open to the public, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Sept. 3 and 4 and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 5 at Miner’s Park. Battles take place on the V&T Railroad throughout the weekend and in the heart of Virginia City on C Street as part of the Labor Day Parade, which begins at noon.

A Victorian High Tea is held upstairs at the Delta Sunday 2 p.m. Sept. 4, which is set with the Comstock Ladies own silver, china, crystal and linens. Tickets are $25.

All aboard the battle train

Tickets for battle trains are $25 for adults and $12 for children. Tickets for the champagne battle train are $30 for adults and $15 for kids. This train leaves the Virginia & Truckee Railroad depot on F Street in Virginia City at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 and includes champagne, apple juice for kids and snacks. Prior to the champagne train departure, the Ft. Point Garrison Band performs a free concert with period instruments at 6:30 p.m. at the F Street depot.

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