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Barney Ford Victorian House

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111 Washington Ave., Breckenridge, CO 80424
+1 970-453-5761
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Spare a little time to learn about an interesting man named Barney Ford

Even if you only have 30 minutes and can donate $5, the Barney Ford House Museum is worth your time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dianne W
Sugar Land, Texas
History everyone should learn

I'm so surprised I had never learned about Barney Lancelot Ford before now. His amazing journey... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2017
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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111 Washington Ave., Breckenridge, CO 80424
+1 970-453-5761
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you only have 30 minutes and can donate $5, the Barney Ford House Museum is worth your time and money. A fabulous history of how an escaped slave, who could read and write become a successful business owner, inducted into the Colorado Business...More

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed June 16, 2017

I'm so surprised I had never learned about Barney Lancelot Ford before now. His amazing journey from escaped slave to business owner and legislator is nothing short of inspirational.

Thank kdnwbrry
Reviewed June 7, 2017

We happened to arrive at the museum on the day there was a local historian. What a plethora of information. Very fasinating not only for Summit county but the history on Breckenridge. This is must.

Thank CindyLou2262
Reviewed May 24, 2017

I never knew about this place until we started walking around Breck. This is a great history lesson and the guide is very knowledgeable. This is a must see, if you are staying in Breck.

Thank Bfreeze67
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Located just off Main Street is the Barney Ford Museum. Ford was a freed slave that was the first black man to settle in Breck. He became quite successful and a visit to the museum affords a "look back in time" to the days when...More

1  Thank Christopher D
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Lovingly restored home of Barney Ford, an early Colorado businessman. Docent was knowledgeable and friendly. Every item and image in the home is carefully labeled. Suggested donation of $5.

Thank bluestocking78
Reviewed February 19, 2017

I had never heard of this man but what a life he led! His house must have been a showplace! He docent was er knowledgeable and also let us read things at our own pace.

Thank patsmom75
Reviewed February 15, 2017

This beautifully restored house museum helps the visitor learn about the very interesting life of Barney L. Ford. Born a slave in Virginia, he overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to become a successful businessman who played a very important role for civil rights in Colorado. We...More

1  Thank COLOHUT
Reviewed February 6, 2017

We visited the Barney Ford House museum while in Breckenridge. The docent that showed us around was very knowledgeable - Barney Ford was an escaped slave who became a wealthy Colorado businessman (he owned several hotels, a restaurant and a barbershop in Denver before moving...More

2  Thank denver60
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

I visited the house of Barney Ford just to do something while my family was skiing. It was very interesting visit: the house is very well kept, the lady who was there was very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about Ford and his interesting...More

Thank Eirini D
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