Parks and Open Space

Bowers Mansion

The Historic Bowers Mansion is located within Bowers Mansion Regional Park at 4005 Old U.S. 395 North, North Washoe Valley. Tour back in time to Nevada's Heyday and see how Comstock millionaires Eilley and Sandy Bowers lived the posh life in Washoe Valley. Picnic, swim and play on the grounds as every generation of visitors have done since the Victorian era.

(photo credit: Richard Massey)

Bowers MansionClick here to see a special video highlighting the mansion and its history.

Bowers Mansion Tours

The 2018 mansion tour season has come to a close. Thank you to all those who helped make this a great year at Bowers Mansion! Keep your eyes peeled for next years tour season. In the mean time, click here for a walk-through tour of your own.

Bowers Mansion is open seasonally (weekends and holidays) from Memorial Day through Nevada Day weekend. Tours are every hour, on the hour, from 11:00am-4:00pm.

Group tours are also available by appointment. Call the mansion for details at (775) 849-0201 or email Museum Curator Tammy Buzick at

Adults (ages 18-61) - $9
Seniors (ages 62+) - $6
Children (ages 6-17) - $6
Children ages 5 and under are free.



Programs on the Porch

Jesse FrenchThe 2018 series is over, but please check back in late spring for details on Summer 2019! 

Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a Friday evening of live music from 7pm-8pm, Chautauqua performances, and cowboy poetry from the historic Bowers Mansion porch! This series is free, however donations are happily accepted for the performers. Click here to download the 2018 flyer.

The GroundsBowers mansion grass

     * Bowers Mansion Pool
     * Individual picnic sites and reservable group picnic areas
       (call 775-823-6501 to reserve)
     * Children's playgrounds
     * Hiking trail to the Bowers family grave site


(photo credit: Michaela Cresta)

Pet Policy

Please note that dogs are not allowed at Bowers Mansion Regional Park, with the exception of service dogs.  

Contact Us

Bowers Mansion Curator, Tammy Buzick at (775) 849-0201
Bowers Mansion Regional Park - Park Ranger office at (775) 849-1825
Bowers Mansion Pool - Patrick O'Mara at (775) 785-4512 x106


map with directionsFrom Reno
- Take I-580 South towards Carson City
- Take Old US 395 Exit 50
- Turn right (south) onto Old US Highway 395 for 1.4 miles

From Carson City
- Take I-580 North towards Reno
- Take East Lake Blvd Exit 44
- Turn left onto East Lake Blvd, go under freeway
- Turn right (north) onto Old US Highway 395 for 5.6 miles


The historic Bowers Mansion was featured on the Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Castle: Episode 303"!

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