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Address: 328 W. Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Phone Number: 970/221-0533
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Description: This is a Victorian-era home of Franklin Avery that served as a military...
This is a Victorian-era home of Franklin Avery that served as a military post during the Civil War.
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Fort Collins House Museum

The Avery House is a well maintained museum adjacent to downtown Fort Collins. Built in 1879 the stone house features gables, towers and dormers for an unusual mix of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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Carson City, Nevada
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I am a native of England and I know Victoriana and history. This house is amazing. One is greeted at the door by a costumed docent who conducts private tours. Entry is free but there is a suggested contribution of $3 per person. The house is fully furnished and decorated. Many of the items belonged to the original Avery family... More 

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Avery House is a well maintained museum adjacent to downtown Fort Collins. Built in 1879 the stone house features gables, towers and dormers for an unusual mix of architectural features. Furnished with period pieces and staffed by very knowledgeable volunteers. Across the street from a stop on the old trolley line.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I was amazed at the knowledge the volunteer that gave us a tour of the home. Everyone one in the home was very nice. The family history was very interesting. If you are in Fort Collins, this is a neat spot to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Small and very well done period home maintained and staffed by volunteers. Furniture and decor are wonderful. Currently also doing a clothing exhibit that is not that great and distracts from the tour.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was looking forward to touring one of Fort Collins' historic sites. Unfortunately they don't allow photography inside the Avery House because there are so many thieves in town. I think they have an inaccurate opinion of Fort Collins residents, but they can do what they want since they own the building. I will just have to find historic sites... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Beautiful house, knowledgeable volunteers and well done tea parties once maybe twice a year. I have been to two High Teas at the house and on 12 tours, taking friends. I learn more each time about the history of Fort Collins. I have never has a bad thought on any visit.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

1879 was an exciting time in the USA and Fort Collins, and Franklin Avery and his home here in Fort Collins was right in the middle of the excitement and growth of the West. Great architectural details, good docents to lend a flair to the telling, a fun way to learn history and get a glimpse of life at the... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is a very cool little house. You can see lots of very old things and the guides are very well informed. The thing that bothered me was that the guides kept yelling at people for brushing up against chairs and stuff, exclaiming they were old. The house was cool, but the guides were a bit dramatic about touching.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The docent, Eric, was a gem of information. While photos of the interior of the house are not permitted (seems some folks take pictures so they can come back later and steal the items), he was gracious enough to allow us photos of architectural elements. Fascinating history to the house, and great workmanship. Personal guided tour is a must!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Volunteers do a stellar job offering tours at the historic Avery House. The house is really a fairy-tale (modest) mansion in Old Town and has been lovingly restored.

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