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Miramont Castle Museum

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Address: 9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phone Number: +(1)719-685-1011
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for...
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.
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Charming, eclectic

This place is a labor of love. It's not a professionally restored perfect example of Victorianism, but it has so many lovely pieces and places that the people of Manitou have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Houston, Texas, United States
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Knoxville, Iowa
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the Miramont Castle Museum today. The building is very intriguing from the outside. The tour is "self guided". You get a piece of paper with brief descriptions of the history of the rooms. For the price of admission . . . it was a bit lacking. The information given was interesting . . but very brief. As others... More 

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Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This certainly looked like an intriguing place to visit but the trip went sour quickly! It was pouring rain when we visited, and we found that steep inclines and impossible parking almost made us abort the visit! The coup de grace was when we tried to enter from the parking lot. We had a cane infirmed person with us, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My chosen family and I spent an enchanting afternoon having High Tea at the Miramount Castle yesterday! Our waiter was Daniel and he couldn't have been more entertaining or gallant, taking the time to chat with us and take a few photos for our scrapbooks. The food was outstanding, the scones were served warm and were light and flaky! We... More 

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Harrisonburg, VA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

but disappointing. I was not sure why the random displays such as racecar, World War II, and others were a part of the Castle Museum. To me, that took away from the Castle and information that pertained to it.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This one was a disappointment. This self-guided tour starts with a tour of the basement which houses fire fighting memorabilia and toys trains. Very odd. I still have no idea what that has to do with the house. The rest of the house had some odd pieces in it as well. If you're staying in Manitou Springs and enjoy old... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It was great to look around this massive place, you have to climb stairs although there was a lift. It was just so hot and stuffy in there even though it wasn't that bad outside. They had clothes, furniture, pictures and artifacts from the period. This castle even had it's own religious/church area. Neat to see some of the history... More 

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Santee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Well Preserved & Maintained, If You are not interested in this type of attraction you won't want to pay the admission price We felt it to be too expensive for routine browsing.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Proper expectations will probably help you enjoy this museum more than I did. I spent much of the tour confused. I was expecting a traditional "Castle" tour, but instead I just kept trying to figure out what the connection was between all these disparate exhibits and artifacts -- everything from "Nurnberg Trials" photos to Arnold Palmer and sewer pipes. In... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, taking our time doing the self-guided tour and exploring the various exhibits. The woman at the front desk seemed surprised at the amount of time we spent there, so I am guessing most people just whiz through. Small details and interesting information described in the panels in each room ... worth reading as the handout... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is a labor of love. It's not a professionally restored perfect example of Victorianism, but it has so many lovely pieces and places that the people of Manitou have invested their time in! There are many different displays that are not directly related to the house such as a great fire fighting collection, some interesting war related pieces,... More 

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Additional Information about Miramont Castle Museum

Address: 9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phone Number: +(1)719-685-1011
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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