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Barney Ford Victorian House

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Address: 111 Washington Ave., Breckenridge, CO 80424
Phone Number: (970) 453-5761
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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The history of a runaway slave living in Colorado and how he was a big influence to the area. The museum is his house built in the 1800's.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ralph D
Prescott, Az.
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Prescott, Az.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The history of a runaway slave living in Colorado and how he was a big influence to the area. The museum is his house built in the 1800's.

Thank Ralph D
Breckenridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This house is the actual house that Barney Ford and his amazing family lived in while in Breckenridge. The docent that is always i the house will give you a wonderful tour of the small house and lots of fun history.,

Thank HeidelbergSummer
Sun Lakes, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited hundreds of the restored houses/museums all over the US like this. The story of the original owner Barney Ford is interesting but you don't really get much insight into him by visiting this museum. You get a short introduction from the volunteer and then do a self guided tour which will take you about 15 minutes. I'm... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The docents are very helpful. It's one of the many free house tours in Breck, so try to see as many of them as possible. The story of Barney Lancelot Ford is quite interesting and a typical struggle of a foreigner that came to America to get rich, then settled down and became profitable. There is a legacy story to... More 

Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in here during a rainstorm and weren't disappointed. It's an interesting house. It's not terribly memorable, but we enjoyed a quick visit.

Thank Matthew B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never heard of Barney Ford before we stopped in on a whim while walking by. Very cool story and a neat place to stop and pick-up some history you probably are not aware of. Recommend to all to stop in while walking around main street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is the home of the first Colorado African-American in congress. Barney Ford was an escaped slave who was determined to make a go of it as a free man. Our docent was well informed and enjoyed sharing his information with us. There are signs with Mr. Ford's story throughout the house so you will be well informed about this... More 

Thank RockyMtnfan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The Barney Ford house tells the tale of an amazing American family who moved to Breck to pursue their dream. Stop by and take in the history if you have a chance, you'll be glad you did!

Thank Mary M
Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Early pioneer; got Colorado statehood after civil war as a free state. Example of tolerance in Colorado as he had a slave mother and a white planter father. Elected to Co legislature. House-museum indicative of his financial success and acceptance.

Thank Ceejay A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Very impressive, especially considering Mr. Ford's background. If you're not awed by his accomplishments, the house itself is well worth seeing. Probably the best museum in Breckenridge.

Thank Kaleu711

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