Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site

Elgin School House

The Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site is located about 20 miles south of Caliente just off of State Route 317. A historic school in rural Lincoln County, Elgin was used from 1922 to 1967. In 1998 the building was restored to its original appearance and local volunteers offered guided tours by request. Elgin Schoolhouse became a Nevada Historic Site in 2005 (about the same time that SR 317 suffered serious road damage because of heavy flash flooding).

About half the items on display in the building are original to the Elgin Schoolhouse, the remainder are authentic to the time period. Elgin School House is open to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays in April, May, September, and October. While the grounds are free all the time, entrance to the building costs $1.00 per person, ages 13 and up. logo
Photo of Elgin Schoolhouse courtesy of Nevada State Parks
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