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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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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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Hidden treasure right downtown.

If your on your way to take the COG railroad to Pikes Peak then you have already past this place. Not far off the main drag hidden down a side street. You wouldn't expect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We were warmly welcomed as we entered the house. The lady was very nice to our grandchildren and she invited them to have a scavenger hunt throughout the tour. Once the tour was over, they were given a prize, so this kept them reading and learning about the house as we took the tour. The home is beautiful and worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If your on your way to take the COG railroad to Pikes Peak then you have already past this place. Not far off the main drag hidden down a side street. You wouldn't expect something like this. Once you find a place to park the parking lot is behind the castle up on the hill to the left of the... More 

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Crowley, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My husband and I were looking forward to taking a tour through the museum and grounds. Unfortunately the castle is jammed into a small neighborhood and we were unable to find parking anywhere. Since my husband has artificial knees, we just could not walk uphill a long-distance to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We enjoyed the castle. Kids thought it was fun to see the old kitchen and bedrooms. Worth the stop. Great pictures outdoors.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Miramont Castle has some amazing history. It was an interesting self-guided tour through this old house. You are given a fact sheet to read as you walk through each room, so you know the history. I would have liked to have seen more old furnishings, and perhaps a guided tour would have made it better. The house is somewhat airless... More 

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I enjoy touring old homes and found Miramont interesting, with its displays and photos of local historical events. We were reminded several times by a staff member not to photograph some of the artwork in the Castle. I found this rather amusing, as the artwork didn't appeal to me at all! I'm sure others will disagree with me and find... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was an interesting family adventure. The staff was friendly and the castle was full of lots of interesting historical materials. Although the castle itself is historical, all of the exhibits are not necessarily connected to its history. For example, there is a large fireman's exhibit. Don't get me wrong, it is still very interesting and informative. It was easy... More 

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Neosho, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is part of the historical society and it was breathtaking!Well worth the money for admission, beautiful grounds and best history!we really wants to visit the tea room but it was closed! Great historical decor and what a view from every window and door! Completely interested in every room! A must see!

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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was an interesting place to visit, as this house/castle was filled with rich history. An easy walk from downtown Manitou Springs. Definitely worthy of a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The rooms are nicely decorated and there enough items displayed to get an impression of life a hundred years ago. In the basement is an exposition of the firebrigade. I liked the museum for it's rooms and decor. The entrance fee is rather high for this museum $9.00 (6/2015)

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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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