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Address: 328 W. Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Phone Number: 970/221-0533
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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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Interesting Architecture and History

We visited with some friends during the pre-Christmas holiday period when parts of the house were decorated. This was nice as were the permanent fixtures, most of which are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
ROCtraveler30
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

When touring the Colorado State Campus, you drive through many residential neighborhoods. This house while nice, is not a worthwhile stop.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We visited with some friends during the pre-Christmas holiday period when parts of the house were decorated. This was nice as were the permanent fixtures, most of which are original to the house. And learning some of the family history from the period-costumed docent was interesting as well. The Avery family was truly very prominent in the history of Fort... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

A charming historic Fort Collins residence, with numerous original furniture pieces. Knowledgeable docents and no wait time, even for open house. Christmas decorations were wonderful, quaint and memorable. Harks back to a simpler time.

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Carson City, Nevada
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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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