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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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So interesting

What a wonderful tour we had, with so much information provided by our excellent docent. She told many interesting and humorous anecdotes about Barney Ford and Breckenridge.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
North Carolina
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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wonderful tour we had, with so much information provided by our excellent docent. She told many interesting and humorous anecdotes about Barney Ford and Breckenridge.

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon this museum and were impressed with the story of Barney Ford. You can tell there is a lot of pride around his accomplishments and contributions to Breckenridge and Colorado. Tips are appreciated for the tour and we had a nice guide give us some interesting tidbit about the Ford family and Breckenridge in the late 1800's.

Thank libintheburbs
Placentia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this by accident as it is kind of off the road, but boy was I glad that we did. I had never heard of the man before but was very surprised and impressed. You won't spend more than about 1/2 hour there an hour at the most, but it's definitely worth it.

Thank 19Laura58
Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The house is a remarkable treasure to an entrepreneur in early Breckenridge. The museum is a free exhibit to all who visit. There are artifacts and pictures of Barney Ford and his wife who were early settlers of the city. All quite remarkable for an escaped slave in the 1860's. The home is well preserved along with the yard outside... More 

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Prescott, Az.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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