Bowers Mansion

The Historic Bowers Mansion is located within Bowers Mansion Regional Park.Bowers Mansion

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 has done since the Victorian era.

Tours

Bowers Mansion is open seasonally (weekends and holidays), usually from Memorial Day through Nevada Day weekend. Tours are every hour, on the hour, from 11:00am-4:00pm. Summer group tours are also available by appointment. Call the mansion for details at (775) 849-0201 or email Mansion Curator Tammy Buzick at tbuzick@washoecounty.us.

For a virtual mansion tour of your own, click here.

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

Media

The history of Bowers Mansion has been featured in various videos & articles. Click the links below to view them:

'Washoe Way Back' video

'Knowing Nevada' video (News 4)

Legendary Nevadans: Eilley LegendBowers of Washoe Valley (Travel Nevada)

Biography of Alison (Eilley) Oram Bowers (Nevada Women's History Project)

1955 Episode of 'Death Valley Days' about Eilley Bowers

'Mysteries at the Castle' Episode 303, skip to 35:10 in the video (Travel Channel)

Programs

Civil War Reenactment

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Bowers Mansion began its 2019 tour season with a Civil War reenactment! Keep an eye on our calendar of events page for future reenactments.
Programs on the Porch

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Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a Friday evening of live music and other performances from 7pm-8pm from the historic Bowers Mansion porch! This series is free, however donations are happily accepted for the performers. Click here to download the 2019 flyer.

The Grounds

Cemetery

* Bowers Mansion Pool     * Individual picnic sites (1st Come, 1st Serve)     * Group picnic areas (call 775-823-6501 to reserve)     * Children's playgrounds     * Hiking trail to the Bowers family grave site

Pet Policy

Please note that due to the historical significance, pets are not allowed at Bowers Mansion Regional Park with the exception of service animals.

Contact Us

Bowers Mansion Curator, Tammy Buzick at (775) 849-0201
Bowers Mansion Regional Park - Park Ranger Office at (775) 849-1825

Directions

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

From Carson City:
- Take I-580 north towards Reno and take Exit 44 (Eastlake Blvd.)
- Turn left onto Eastlake Blvd. and go under freeway. Then, turn right (north) onto Old US Highway 395 for 5.6 miles