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Address: 328 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2702
Phone Number: 970/221-0533
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This is a Victorian-era home of Franklin Avery that served as a military...

This is a Victorian-era home of Franklin Avery that served as a military post during the Civil War.

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Fascinating tour, seeing how people lived over 100 years ago

This is a well-maintained home from the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries. Much of the furnishings are original. The house itslef is beautiful inside and out. Guided tours are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Wayne C
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a well-maintained home from the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries. Much of the furnishings are original. The house itslef is beautiful inside and out. Guided tours are given, one group at a time. The guide we had was very knowlegeable. There are no phontos allowed inside. This is for very good reasons, if you are curious... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Open year around on weekends, 1pm to 4pm. Stopped by for a tour. Volunteer staff is excellent and knowledgeable. Period furnishings are good and the place will give you a better understanding of times of the past. Yard is beautiful in the summer and sometimes you'll see a wedding on the lawn. A good stop for history lovers.

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Escalon, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Went with a friend. Enjoyed the old house & knowledgeable tour guide. Hearing the history of the house & it's contents was exciting. They even have the diary of a child who lived in the house, hearing the story of how the diary was found was amazing. Love the old architecture.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

I squeezed in a tour of the Avery House, as I had limited time in Fort Collins and as I walk many places, I walked to the Avery House from 'Old Town Square', and at a brisk walk it may have taking about ten minutes to get there. The Avery House is wonderful, the architecture is fantastic, the furniture and... More 

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Livermore, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

When touring the Colorado State Campus, you drive through many residential neighborhoods. This house while nice, is not a worthwhile stop.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We visited with some friends during the pre-Christmas holiday period when parts of the house were decorated. This was nice as were the permanent fixtures, most of which are original to the house. And learning some of the family history from the period-costumed docent was interesting as well. The Avery family was truly very prominent in the history of Fort... More 

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

A charming historic Fort Collins residence, with numerous original furniture pieces. Knowledgeable docents and no wait time, even for open house. Christmas decorations were wonderful, quaint and memorable. Harks back to a simpler time.

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I am a native of England and I know Victoriana and history. This house is amazing. One is greeted at the door by a costumed docent who conducts private tours. Entry is free but there is a suggested contribution of $3 per person. The house is fully furnished and decorated. Many of the items belonged to the original Avery family... More 

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Avery House is a well maintained museum adjacent to downtown Fort Collins. Built in 1879 the stone house features gables, towers and dormers for an unusual mix of architectural features. Furnished with period pieces and staffed by very knowledgeable volunteers. Across the street from a stop on the old trolley line.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I was amazed at the knowledge the volunteer that gave us a tour of the home. Everyone one in the home was very nice. The family history was very interesting. If you are in Fort Collins, this is a neat spot to visit.

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