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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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Worth a 30 minute stop

Located just off Main Street is the Barney Ford Museum. Ford was a freed slave that was the first... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2017
Christopher D
Silverthorne, Colorado
Fascinating history

Lovingly restored home of Barney Ford, an early Colorado businessman. Docent was knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2017
Iowa City, Iowa
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111 Washington Ave., Breckenridge, CO 80424
+1 970-453-5761
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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

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

1  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
Reviewed December 10, 2016

As this was my third trip to Breck I started to do more research on this historical town and history. I wanted to visit this house. Breck has a interesting history which is why I love coming to Breckenridge. Barney Ford was a very self...More

Thank mygalsal28
Reviewed November 23, 2016

The docent was friendly and helpful. It was such a beautiful experience to see such relevant and important history preserved and celebrated.

Thank Simone N
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Good insight into Breckenridge life a 100 years ago and into the life of Barney Ford in particular. Ex slave, hotel owner, entrepreneur. Allow 30 mins to an hour, especially if a docent shows you around; the house looks tiny but there is a lot...More

1  Thank caroleweller
Reviewed October 18, 2016

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.

Thank KPB_loves_to_travel
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