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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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Aliso Viejo, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Friendly staff, we went with a 9 y/o and our 4 y/o, so... The 9 y/o did the scavenger hunt (front staff will provide info) and the 4y/o played on my iPhone so we could enjoy the rooms and read about the home... Self-guided tour with lots of antiques to look at.... If you enjoy this sort of thing, it... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed going through this Victorian castle-style mansion. Each of the many rooms offered something different. We were entranced. Well worth our time even if the parking was mildly inconvenient. I think most people can navigate this, but perhaps not so much for the elderly because of the stairs up and around. Bring your camera.

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It only took us about an hour or so to go through the castle but it was worth the stop. My husband and I enjoy house tours and museums and the Miramont Castle has both. In the basement is the Firefighter's museum. It includes information about the history of firefighting and some current events. Going upstairs, take in the fireplace... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Many original artifacts from original Construction combined with other displays. Enjoyed the history of the Castle and the many rooms that displayed many period artifacts of clothing, household items, furniture, etc.

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Rew, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The "castle" is beautiful, dug into the hillside. They give you a sheet with the history of the building when you come in. Unfortunately I didn't get to read the beginning part where they talk about the overall history of the building until after we went through because they gave the kids a scavenger hunt to do and we got... More

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Apopka, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Your journey begins with the Old Fire department memorialbilia then you get to see all of many Castle rooms of how they looked in the past .To the lovely Chapel to the parlor and even the kitchen .It is a grand look at history from the time period .

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Littleton, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

My 21 year old daughter and I had a very enjoyable High Tea with a scrumptious four-course meal! Our server was fun and the food was terrific. Was a bit disappointed that while it was high quality tea it was served bagged and not loose leaf. The self-guided castle tour was intriguing and features a fabulous fire-fighter museum in the... More

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Ullin, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

The tea room in the castle is wonderful. I went with several close relatives recently and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff, our waiter's name was Daniel, was very contientious. I have a nut allergy and he was very helpful inaccomodating for that. He was so sweet! The tea and the food were both excellent and the ambience of... More

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McKinney, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Fascinating museum with tons of history to take in. Go at your own pace. A must for any firefighting buffs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is something to do when you really don't have any other option. It was great to know the historical facts about this place and done what creepy. The self your doesn't take long and it is wonderful just looking at the history right in front of you.

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