Nevada Historical Society

Front Office/Admissions

775-688-1190 ext. 221

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Do you give appraisals?

The Nevada Historical Society can not perform appraisals per IRS Publication 561, Fair Market Valuation. To obtain an estimate, we recommend you contact a reputable dealer or appraiser.

What are your hours?

The Nevada Historical Society’s museum and museum store hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Wednesday’s are open to the public, first come, first serve. Thursday’s and Friday’s visits are available by scheduling your appointment. Please fill out our online form.

The Research Library hours are Wednesday through Friday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. You must schedule an appointment to visit the Library Wednesday through Friday. Please fill out our online form.

What are your admission fees?

The Nevada Historical Society’s museum admission fees are $5 for Adults, Free for Children 17 years and younger, Free for Members.

Do I have to pay an admission fee to visit the store or research library?

At NHS, you do not have to pay an admission fee to come in and visit our Museum Store or use our Research Library.

Is there parking available?

NHS has designated parking spaces on the East side of our building. If no parking is available, please find any available UNR parking space. We will provide you with a free, temporary parking permit at the Admissions office.

Do you offer walking tours?

NHS doesn’t offer walking tours. The Historic Reno Preservation Society (HRPS) offers wonderful walking tours of Reno. Their website is or call them at 775-747-4478.

Can you tell me about a building on the state or national register list?

You are wanting to talk with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in Carson City. They manage the records for the state and national listings and can provide information on the nomination process. For more information, call Kristen N. Brown at 775-684-3439 or