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Avery House

328 W. Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO
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Ranked #26 of 36 Attractions in Fort Collins
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This is a Victorian-era home of Franklin Avery that served as a military post during the Civil War.
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English first
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130 reviews 130 reviews
43 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
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44 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Lund, Sweden
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Visit the Avery house and step back into Ft. Collins history. The volunteers and guides who work there are very good.

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