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Miramont Castle Museum

9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
+(1)719-685-1011
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Museums
Owner description: Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for Fr. Jean Baptiste Francolon and his mother. Miramont has four floors,The... more » Owner description: Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for Fr. Jean Baptiste Francolon and his mother. Miramont has four floors,The Castle has 30 rooms to view covering 14,000 sq. feet. The building features 9 styles of architecture. Enjoy an elegant High Tea in the Queen's Parlour Tea Room. « less
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Liberty, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I am not a big fan of history tours, but this one was very informative. The price was reasonable and worth the money. Thank you Manitou Springs for keeping history alive!

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Shepherdsville, Kentucky
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This house was build by a French Priest for his wealthy mother to live in while he was in Colorado. It has had an interesting history and fell into disrepair and was almost torn down, but was rescued by the local historical society. I am so glad. They have restored it to look as it might have in 1895. It... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The outside of Miramont had caught our attention years ago and each time we were in Colorado Springs, we thought about touring it. The inside is interesting, but not totally restored and areas were sometimes decorated in an incomplete way or in a way not true to the original house. It would be better if put back to the way... More

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Dallas Tx
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Great old building and lots of history. Self guided tour and they did a great job of restoring the castle to it's original state. Plenty of old photos with descriptions of what you are seeing (and when). Also lots of original furniture and settings that reproduce life back in the day.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Take your time to enjoy the artwork and learn about history. I loved the reproductions. Some pieces were original. They had a small closet locked off, but the door had glass. You could see inside. It was the only original wall paper to the house. It was locked because wall paper back then was made with arsenic! They wanted you... More

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My second visit, and I saw more than I did the first time. I would return again! I love the architecture, the windows, the little gift shop up in the servant's quarters. The person who greeted us and started our tour is a local author and she has the best voice and demeanor when introducing you to the castle! We... More

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London, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Very interesting to see the inside of the castle. The tea room was not open when we were there. Would have been nice to eat there. Very friendly workers. A lot was roped off, but still plenty to see.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

You have to take the self-guided tour to discover the beauty of gem. The basement of the castle is currently dedicated to the fire service. It gives the history of the area fire departments with a lot of displays. The upper floors all the way up to the 4th floor are decorated in the period it was built, late 1800's.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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136 reviews 136 reviews
61 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We really liked this tour, as we always enjoy historic buildings and restored family homes. But younger people especially those with younger busy children would probably have a more difficult time here. The basement level is a fire fighter museum to honor those who worked hard during the recent burn in the mountains behind town. We came to see the... More

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Stroud, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It was very interesting touring the 4 story castle. Nice people and also did a scavenger hunt. Liked viewing all the neat rooms

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